Man in Wheelchair Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run on Nebraska Avenue
Tampa police said witnesses told officers that, after hitting the man, the driver stopped and got out before leaving the scene.
TAMPA – A man in a wheelchair was seriously injured when hit by a car while trying to cross Nebraska Avenue, according to the Tampa Police Department.
The name of the 63-year-old man who was hit was not available. He was seriously injured and taken to a hospital, officers said.
The crash happened about 9:49 p.m. Sunday (March 3) at the intersection of Nebraska Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Tampa.
Police said the man in the wheelchair was trying to cross Nebraska when he was hit by a car traveling northbound on Nebraska. After striking the man, witnesses said, the car’s driver stopped, got out of his car
temporarily, then got back in the car and fled northbound on Nebraska Avenue.
At this time, officers said, it is unclear whether the car had a green light. Nevertheless, the case is being handled as a hit and run with serious injuries.
The suspected vehicle is a white sedan with possible damage on the right/front from the impact. Witnesses have described the driver as a man of medium height and weight, about 50 years old.
Anyone with information regarding the crash should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477) to be eligible for a reward.
Photo is screen grab of video of the car heading north on Nebraska Avenue moments after the crash. Courtesy of the Tampa Police Department.
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