Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 11-138

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 22, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Vehicle Strikes Bicyclist And Flees

    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Detectives are investigating a hit and run with serious bodily injury.
    • Thursday
    • April 21, 2011
    • Time: 8:34 PM
    • College Avenue/5th Street South West
    • Ruskin, FL

    Bicyclist/Victim:

    Patrick Kelly, DOB 4-27-67
    1104 Chesterfield Avenue, Ruskin
    Riding a Black Ross 26 inch bicycle

    Details:

    Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating a hit and run with serious bodily injury that occurred on April 21, 2011 at approximately 8:34 p.m. in the area of College Avenue and 5th Street South West in Ruskin. The bicyclist was riding his bicycle on College Avenue when he was struck by a westbound vehicle. The vehicle fled the scene west on College Avenue. The victim was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries.

    Investigators are looking for an unknown color 1994 – 2006 Ford Econoline van. The van should be missing the passenger side mirror and have possible damage to the amber turn signal lenses. See attached photo of similar vehicle.

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    Anyone with any information reference the suspected driver or vehicle is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of this suspect or vehicle and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or text "CSTB plus your tip" to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637).




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