TAMPA, Fla. – A pedestrian is in life-threatening condition after a hit-and-run crash on West Waters Avenue early Saturday morning.
According to deputies, on Saturday at 2:34 a.m., a pedestrian was walking Eastbound along the inside lane of West Waters Avenue between Royal Sand Circle and Hanley Road.
A witness, who narrowly missed hitting the victim, told deputies he heard the pedestrian get hit and described the suspect vehicle as a white Ford work van.
Surveillance video from a nearby street camera captured the van fleeing Eastbound on West Waters Avenue with front-end damage.
The pedestrian was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital-Main with life-threatening injuries and remains in surgery.
“We are actively investigating this case of reckless disregard for human safety, which has resulted in serious injuries. Our dedicated team is tirelessly working to bring the responsible individual to justice,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “We urge anyone with information to come forward and assist us in our efforts. Your cooperation can make a significant difference in ensuring that those responsible for this heinous act are held accountable.”
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