This one occurred in Gulf Breeze near Pensacola Beach. In this particular instance, the at-fault driver struck a bicyclist and was apprehended. Sometimes these individuals tend to flee the scene and are not caught. A claim can still be brought since technically this would be a phantom vehicle, and the injured party’s uninsured motorist coverage in their household would kick in. I hate to be cynical, but given the fact that this driver was 20 years old and in possession of controlled substances, I would doubt very seriously that he would have much in the way of liability coverage. Once again, an underinsured motorist claim could be brought against the injured party’s own carrier for any damages exceeding the defendant’s liability coverage.

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