TAMPA, Fla. — Police want the driver of a white sedan in connection with a hit-and-run accident in which a man in a wheelchair was severely hurt. Fox13news.com reported that Tampa Police say the collision occurred at the intersection of Nebraska Avenue and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. The accident victim is a 63-year-old man and was taken to a hospital with severe injuries. There is no current information available amount the wheelchair-bound man’s condition.
Additionally, Tampa PD have not announced any arrests made concerning the accident.
Tampa Police detectives continue to search for the individual who ran down the man in the wheelchair on Sunday night. On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, detectives released a surveillance video which reportedly depicts the suspect’s car before the collision. The video is in black and white. It shows a light-colored sedan traveling in the northbound lanes of Nebraska Avenue. The surveillance video does not show the vehicle’s driver. Tampa police said they believe the car is white.
According to Fox13news.com, witnesses told police that the driver of the sedan got out of the car after hitting the man in the wheelchair. The man then returned to the car and drove away in a northerly direction on Nebraska Avenue. The suspect vehicle should have corresponding damage to the front of the car. Tampa detectives have not been able to determine if the fleeing driver had a green light at the intersection of Nebraska Avenue with Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. Irrespective of the traffic signal, the police continue to investigate the case as a hit-and-run.
Based on witness descriptions and their investigation thus far, Tampa police said they are looking for an African-American male in his 50s with a medium height and medium build. Police asked for help from the public to identify the perpetrator.
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