Bartow Man Accused of Hit and Run after Hillsborough Crash
The man left the scene and returned to the Hard Rock Casino, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – A Bartow man was charged with hit and run Tuesday (May 9) after a crash in the driveway of the Seminole Hard Rock Casino, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Maher Darweesh, 45, of Brandon, the other driver, was taken to Brandon Regional Hospital with minor injuries.
James Bryant, 40, of Bartow, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident. He was not injured. Alcohol is not a factor in the crash, troopers said.
The crash happened about 6:22 p.m. Darweesh was driving a 2010 Hyundai Accent north on the driveway access to the casino, 5223 Orient Road. He halted at a stop sign and was hit from the rear by a 2004 Ford F250 that Bryant was driving. Troopers said that Bryant left the scene and returned to the casino on foot. He was found and detained there by Seminole Hard Rock police officers.
For information about the Florida Highway Patrol, go to flhsmv.gov.
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