Hit-and-Run Crash in Hillsborough County Leaves One Bicyclist Dead

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Erik Abrahamson, J.D. June 01, 2020

Hillsborough County, FL (5/31/2020) – Police are looking for the suspect of a hit-and-run that killed a bicyclist early Sunday morning. The crash occurred around 1:00 a.m. on State Road 674 just west of 24th Avenue Southeast.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, an unidentified driver of an orange Toyota Corolla or Camry was heading east on State Road 674 when they hit a bicyclist traveling the same direction in the outside lane. The bicyclist died at the scene of the accident and the driver immediately fled.

Troopers are looking for a 2007 or newer model of the orange sedan with significant damage to the right front fender, including a missing headlight. If you have any information about the crash, please contact the Florida Highway Patrol at 813-558-1800.

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Our hearts go out to all of those impacted by this tragedy. Bicycle accidents like this one occur far too often in Florida. It’s essential that accidents be thoroughly investigated so that the cause of the collision can be understood, and the responsible party can be identified and, if warranted, held accountable.

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Source: Tampa Bay Times