News: Man in wheelchair fatally struck by hit-and-run driver in Pinellas County

PINELLAS COUNTY, FL – Police in Pinellas County are searching for a hit-and-run driver after a man in a motorized wheelchair was fatally struck early Friday morning, the Tampa Bay Times reports.


The Florida Highway Patrol says the man was struck while in a crosswalk on Ulmerton Road at 34th Street North shortly after 12:30 a.m.  The 58-year-old victim was from Holiday, but his name has not yet been released.


The vehicle that hit him and left the scene was described as a white 2012 Honda Civic EX or EX-L that had been going west on Ulmerton Road. The FHP said the victim was traveling against a red pedestrian do not cross sign when he was hit.


Anyone with information on the accident was asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol.



If you or someone you love has been the victim of a hit-and-run crash, the Pinellas County Hit-and-Run Accident Attorneys at Kemp, Ruge and Green Law Group are ready to fight for your rights and the compensation you deserve for your accident-related expenses. We offer free consultations to provide advice on next steps and answer any case-specific questions you may have. Request yours today by giving us a call at 727-325-5512 or responding in our online chat box.

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