A hit-and-run collision led to the death of a Spring Hill bicyclist on Sunday, April 10, and now police want the public’s help in finding the driver and his damaged vehicle. My Fox Tampa Bay reports a full-sized black Chevy Silverado pickup with upgraded rims and a hard shell bed was observed hitting the bike and dragging the rider for a short distance before the driver fled the scene at US Highway 19 near River Country Drive. The pickup truck driver, described as a while male, was heading northbound on US 19 and was last seen on Northcliffe Blvd. The 28-year-old bicyclist was a Spring Hill resident who was traveling northbound on the paved shoulder of US 19 in the outside lane. Law enforcement found parts of a front headlight at the collision scene.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the FHP at 1-813-631-4020 or contact Crime Stoppers in Hernando County at 866-990-8477.
In addition to the reward offered by Crime Stoppers, the Florida bicycle accident lawyers at the Farah & Farah law firm is a member of Hit-and-Run Reward, a national program financed exclusively by American personal injury attorneys who believe if you report a hit-and-run driver you will not only feel good by keeping a dangerous driver off the road, but you could receive a financial reward of $1,000 for anyone you turn in who is later convicted of the hit-and-run. Doing the right thing could yield you $2,000. The number for Hit-and-Run Reward is 1-800-644-8678.