Man in St. Petersburg Arrested in Connection With a Hit-and-Run Involving Bicyclist

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Erik Abrahamson, J.D. May 19, 2020

Pinellas Park, FL (5/16/2020) – Pinellas Park Police arrested a man in St. Petersburg who was involved in a hit-and-run crash that left a bicyclist seriously injured on Friday night. The crash occurred around 9:00 p.m. at the 7600 block of US 19 near 78th Avenue.

According to Pinellas Police, 60-year-old John Turley was trying to cross US 19 on his bicycle when 50-year-old Timothy Manzi struck him with his vehicle and fled the scene. Emergency responders rushed Turley to the hospital where he is in serious but stable condition. Neither of Manzi’s passengers were injured in the crash.

Witnesses of the hit-and-run followed Manzi and reported his location to the police. He was taken into custody and was charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving a serious injury and driving with a suspended license.

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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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