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Hit-and-Run Incident in Desoto County Leaves Pedestrian Critically Injured


Desoto County, FL – A hit-and-run incident occurred on Hillsborough Avenue on February 4, 2024, resulting in critical injuries to a pedestrian. The victim was promptly airlifted to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for medical treatment.

The driver of the pickup truck involved fled the scene, and both the identity of the driver and the truck (unknown make/model) remain unknown. The vehicle is believed to be white, with four doors and left side damage.

Authorities urge anyone with information about the incident or the unidentified pickup truck to contact the Florida Highway Patrol at 239-344-1730 or Crimestoppers. Assistance from the public is crucial in bringing the responsible party to justice.