Hit-and-Run Victim Dies of Injuries in Pinellas County, Florida
PINELLAS COUNTY, FL. – According to an online news report from tbreporter.com, a hit-and-run victim has died from his injuries in Pinellas County, Florida. The man was struck by a vehicle in April and had been in treatment at a local hospital since the accident. The driver involved fled from the scene after the collision.*
The accident occurred in the early evening on April 18 on Ulmerton Road in Pinellas County. Florida Highway Patrol and the Tampa Bay Reporter say that a vehicle was traveling south on 49th Street and turned onto eastbound Ulmerton Road. In making the turn, the vehicle ran into a pedestrian.
The vehicle was described as a 2014 Kia Soul. Following the accident, the driver did not remain at the scene. The Tampa Bay Reporter says the pedestrian was seriously injured and transported to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg for treatment. He remained at the hospital until May 13, according to the Tampa Bay Reporter, when he died of his injuries.
The victim was identified as a 36-year-old man from St. Petersburg, Florida. The suspected driver was located by authorities not far from the site of the crash. She was identified as a 26-year-old woman from Tampa, Florida.
The Tampa Bay Reporter says the suspected driver has been charged with driving under the influence resulting in serious bodily injury and leaving the scene of an accident involving injury. The case investigation is ongoing. The news report says it is unclear if the charges will be amended in light of the victim’s death.
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