On July 18 around noon, there was a hit-and-run on Florida Gulf Coast University’s campus. Brice Ehmig was riding her bike to the Cohen Center when she was hit by another student driving a car. This student then fled the scene. When officials arrived, Ehmig was found with “lacerations to her legs and several bruises on her arms and head,” according to the police crash report.
Ehmig informed the officials that whoever hit her had sped off quickly in a small blue car. A piece of debris left by the car led to more clues, leaving officials with not only a make and model, but specific knowledge of the damage done to the car. Later, a car matching the make, model and damage reports was spotted in North Lake. The records revealed the owner of the car, but after further investigation, it was found that her friend, Gianina, was the one behind the wheel.
The driver admitted to hitting Ehmig stating in the police report that she “didn’t see her until it was too late, and she panicked after the crash.” All charges will be dropped once the driver completes a Diversion course.
Ehmig suffered from broken toes, severe road rash, herniated discs in her back and several other injuries. She told Eagle News that she’s happy with how the school and the involved parties have been handling the situation, and is glad that the driver “can continue her education here and that this situation didn’t take that opportunity from her.”