Driver of Jeep Wrangler strikes motorcyclist, fails to stop, Ocoee police say

Vehicle may have damage on passenger's side

By Kristin Cason - Assignment editor, Jerry Askin - Reporter

OCOEE, Fla. - Police are searching for a Jeep after it struck a motorcyclist and did not stop early Sunday morning in Ocoee, according to the Ocoee Police Department.

Police responded to the intersection of Ocoee Apopka Road and West Road on reports of a hit-and-run accident involving a motorcycle.

Ocoee police said the suspected vehicle did not stop or call police for help after the accident.

The victim, Andy Correll, said he's grateful and that things could have been much worse.

Andy Correll

"I could have been dead if I was going 10 mph faster," Correll said.

The suspected vehicle is described as Jeep Wrangler with a lift kit and a blue stripe or blue marking. The vehicle may have damage on the passenger's side with a dent and possibly a shattered window.

Police said the Jeep's driver stopped for a few seconds and then left the scene on West Road toward State Road 429.

Correll told News 6 he was pulling out from the McDonald’s on Ocoee Apoka Road when the accident happened.

"I guess when I hit the vehicle, it turned the wheel this way and tuck my arm in and I hit it with my head and my shoulder," Correll said.

Damaged motorcycle.

He suffered minor injuries and was not taken to a hospital for treatment, police said.

"The helmet saved my life, so I encourage everyone to wear their helmet," Correll said.

Correll said he wants the suspect caught.

"I want to say, ‘Turn yourself in before they find you and it’ll be a lot easier,’” he said.

Anyone with information or possible knowledge of the suspect vehicle is asked to contact the Ocoee Police Department at 407-905-3160, or contact Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477, or by clicking this link.

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