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Pedestrian Seriously Injured After Being Hit By Pickup On I-75 Saturday Night

SARASOTA COUNTY – Florida Highway Patrol announced one person has been seriously injured Saturday night in a hit-and-run crash after being struck by a pickup truck while on the shoulder of I-75.

The crash occurred Saturday night as an unoccupied vehicle was stopped on the right-hand shoulder of northbound I-75 at mile marker 203.5.

Also in the vicinity of the parked vehicle, was a 31-year old woman from Ocala Florida. The woman was on foot.

As the pedestrian, remained near the parked vehicle, an unknown person was driving a pickup truck – possibly a dark-colored Ford pickup truck, approaching in the right lane from the south.

At 11:58:00 PM, the pedestrian attempted to open the driver-side door of the vehicle, becoming closer to the lane of traffic.

The oncoming pickup truck collided with the open vehicle door and crashed into the pedestrian.

The pedestrian was seriously injured by the crash and transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for emergency medical treatment.

After injuring the pedestrian, the driver of the pickup truck fled the scene of the crash.

The vehicle has been described as possibly a Ford, dark in color with right front headlight damage and damage to the right side of the front of the vehicle.

FHP has has asked anyone with knowledge of the crash contact them by calling *FHP or through the Sarasota Crimestoppers website.

During his time as a public attorney for the State of Florida, Bernard Walsh developed a passion for defending the legal rights of Florida's citizens. Having seen many people being taken advantage of after being injured and the financial harm that can cause for families he committed himself fully to helping injured clients get justice, by fighting to make greedy insurance companies pay what they owe.

Pedestrian Seriously Injured After Being Hit By Pickup On I-75 Saturday Night

Goldman Babboni Fernandez
Murphy & Walsh

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