Hit & Run Crash on Sunday Morning Leaves Tampa Father of Five in Serious Condition

Trusted Content

Legally reviewed by:

Erik Abrahamson, J.D. December 27, 2019

Tampa, FL (12/22/19) – Early Sunday morning a driver struck a 33-year-old father of five, Mitchell L. Cribbs Jr., leaving him in serious condition. The incident happened around midnight north of 131st Street and Nebraska Avenue.

The victim’s girlfriend, Tabitha Grimes, claims that they stopped briefly while returning home from a Christmas party. Mitchell stepped out of his car for a moment and a white sedan hit him as he crossed Nebraska Avenue. The car left the scene without stopping.

A bystander saw the incident and stopped to help, but Mitchell was unconscious. Emergency services rushed Mitchell to the hospital where he is currently recovering from brain surgery. Police have not yet found the driver and are investigating nearby surveillance footage.

Our hearts go out to all those affected by this tragedy. Pedestrian accidents like this one occur far too often in Florida. Police must investigate fatal pedestrian accidents to understand the cause of the crash. Then the responsible party can be identified and, if warranted, held accountable.

Abrahamson & Uiterwyk commits to advocating for individuals and families affected by severe and even fatal accidents, including pedestrian accidents. Here on our accident news blog, we report on stories that involve personal injuries because we help our clients recover losses and damages from accidents like this one. If a personal injury accident has affected you or a loved one, we invite you to contact our firm anytime to discuss your case with an experienced attorney.

Note: This post utilizes secondary sources independent of Abrahamson & Uiterwyk. The information used from these sources is not independently confirmed by our staff. If anything in this post is incorrect, please contact us and we will correct the inaccurate information or remove the post. If you are a family member of someone impacted by this accident and would like us to remove their name from this story, simply click here.

Sources: WFTS