The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) would like the public’s help in finding the person who hit a bicyclist in New Port Richey and left the scene. The incident happened about 1:30 a.m. on January 19 when the 27-year-old cyclist was traveling southbound on County Road. TBO.com reports he was hit at a high rate of speed and the hit-and-run driver continued driving south. The man was taken to Bayonet Point Hospital and was later upgraded to guarded condition from serious.
Law enforcement is looking for a newer model two-door silver or gray car. It will have windshield and front end damage. A witness told the FHP the vehicle was seen at a Wal-Mart after the hit-and-run at Little Road and State Road 54. The car was being driven by a white female with brown hair in her late 20s wearing blue jeans and a tan shirt. She reportedly picked up a male passenger at the Wal-Mart. Anyone with information is asked to call FHP Trooper R. Evans at (813) 631-4020.
Florida Hit-and Runs
With 4,774 bicyclists hit in Florida in 2010 that resulted in 99 fatalities, Florida is among the top states for pedestrian and bicycle collisions with motor vehicles. The Florida bicycle accident attorneys at Farah & Farah would like to address this problem by offering a reward.
Turn in a hit-and-run driver by calling Hit-and-Run Reward and, if that person is convicted, you will be awarded $1,000 for doing the right thing. Farah & Farah has joined personal injury law firms around the country in offering this reward. The number is (800) 644-8678 and thank you for helping to take these dangerous drivers off the road.