CBS12.com is reporting on the death of pedestrian Patrick Meehan, a victim of a hit and run accident that occurred on Military Trail in Palm Beach Gardens on Friday night.

The hit and run driver turned himself in later the next day. His name is Ramon Gonzalez-Pabon. He is 51 years old.

Authorities with the Palm Beach Gardens Police department say the driver has admitted to running into Meehan, 72 years of age, residency not disclosed.

The accident occurred at around 11:40 PM on Friday night. The location was in the southbound lanes of Military Trail, close to PGA Boulevard. Meehan was crossing the street when the accident happened.

Ramon Gonzalez-Pabon told police that he panicked, and that is why he fled the scene.

Police placed the confessed individual under arrest and charged him with failing to remain at the scene of a traffic accident involving death.

We will have more information on this accident as it becomes available.

Everyone at DeBerard Injury Attorney are saddened and troubled by this terrible accident. We commiserate with the friends and family of the victim. In the case of a fatality caused by negligence, a wrongful death claim might be possible in which the victims’ family may be entitled to compensation.

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