Florida HIghway Patrol Crash Police crime

Fatal Wheelchair Hit and Run Ulmerton Road, FHP Seeks Driver

CLEARWATER, Fla. – A car was traveling westbound on Ulmerton Road in the outside lane approaching 34th Street North. The pedestrian, a 58-year-old man, was traveling in a motorized wheelchair northbound across Ulmerton Road. While in a marked crosswalk on the east side of 34th Street North, the wheelchair violated a red pedestrian do not cross signal. 

According to troopers, the motorized wheelchair entered the path of the vehicle resulting in a collision. After the crash, the victim ended up within the intersection, as the car fled the crash scene. The 58-year-old man in the wheelchair died from the crash injuries.

EXAMPLE OF VEHICHLE INVOLVED

The car is described as a white 2012 Honda Civic EX or EX-L.

Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to contact the FHP by calling 813-558-1800, *FHP or Crime Stoppers at **TIPS.

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