Escambia County, Fla. (WKRG) — Members of the Florida Highway Patrol are planning a news conference later this week to raise awareness in the wake of a number of hit and run crashes in the area.

It’s an issue that can be both frustrating and dangerous for drivers.  The FHP is planning a news conference this Thursday morning at 10 at their Pensacola office at 150 Stumpfield Road.

This comes on the heels of a recent hit and run arrest in an incident that seriously injured a teenage girl.  Patricia Winters, 32, was arrested Friday evening nearly one week after she allegedly ran two people over causing one to have multiple broken ribs. 

Winters was driving a white 2004 Chevrolet Malibu leaving a home on Decatur Avenue around 11 p.m. February 9th when she hit one person with the car’s open door and dragged the female out to the street, according to the arrest report. 

Last month Florida troopers investigated a hit and run where a pickup truck hit and killed a 60-year-old man on Fairfield Drive.