TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. – A New Port Richey man was struck by a vehicle early Saturday while walking on US 19 in Tarpon Springs.
On Saturday officers from the Tarpon Springs Police Department responded to a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian.
Investigators say a 911 call was received at around 3:41 am.
According to police, a silver Chevy Impala was traveling northbound in the outside lane, across from 39016 US Highway 19 N, when it struck with a pedestrian who was walking northbound on US 19.
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The pedestrian, who is identified as Issam Hatimi, 42, of New Port Richey, was struck with the passenger side of the Impala. He came to rest alongside the eastern guardrail which separates the sidewalk from the highway.
Hatimi was treated on scene by Tarpon Springs Fire Rescue and Sunstar and was then transported to Bayonet Point Hospital with life threatening injuries.
Anyone who may have been traveling this portion of US19 during this time and may have seen anything, is asked to make contact with Officer Steve Gassen (727) 938-2849.
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