News: Driver sought in crash that killed pedestrian in Manatee County

MANATEE COUNTY, FL – Authorities are searching for the driver responsible for the death of a pedestrian in Manatee County.

WWSB reports the victim was a 72-year-old man who was hit by a car while crossing six lanes of U.S. 41 near 58th Avenue West on Monday morning. Paramedics declared the man dead at the scene. His name has not been released.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver involved in the crash fled the scene afterwards and is now being sought.

Anyone with information regarding the hit-and-run incident was asked to contact the FHP.

Pedestrians are often endangered by the actions of reckless drivers, especially those who do not stop to help after an accident occurs. If you have lost a loved one in such an accident, the Manatee County Pedestrian Accident lawyers at Kemp, Ruge and Green Law Group are ready to help you through this challenging time.  We have the experience and resources to fight for justice and maximum possible compensation.  Call us today at 727-325-5512 to request your free consultation.

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