Florida Woman, Shopping On Her Phone, Arrested For Hitting A Biking Off Duty Sheriff, Flees Scene Allegedly Thinking She Hit A Mailbox

A Florida woman who said she was using her phone to shop while driving hit a sheriff who was biking in central Florida, authorities said.

Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood tweeted that the driver is in custody. Paige Bergman, 20, has been charged with leaving the scene of a crash that caused serious bodily harm.

Deputies found Bergman in her car in her family’s driveway where she was recorded during her arrest claiming she had hit a mailbox. The deputy explained the situation to her relatives outside the home.

Bergman later said she had been shopping on Amazon while driving, according to the sheriff. It’s not known whether she has a lawyer.

The sheriff said he suffered a broken leg, along with various bumps, bruises and cuts in the crash. The doctors said his fibula should heal on its own without a cast, he said.

The collision was recorded on video by a Waste Pro truck whose driver, Allen Ramos, stopped to help the sheriff. The sheriff later thanked him in a tweet.

Bergman was released from the Volusia County Branch Jail after posting $2,500 bail.

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