Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 14-082

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 28, 2014
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Traffic Fatality

    Pedestrian struck by multiple vehicles.
    • Friday
    • February 28, 2014
    • Time: 4:30 AM
    • Bloomingdale Avenue
    • Brandon

    Pedestrian: (deceased)

    Ronald J. Sandalic
    DOB: 09-03-1956
    At Large

    Vehicle #1:

    • 2005 Ford Focus


    Madison A. Dvorak
    DOB: 02-01-1995
    112 N. Dover Road
    Dover, Florida

    Passenger: Jordan Arrington
    DOB: 10-28-1994
    4039 Quail Briar Dr.
    Valrico, Florida

    Vehicle #2:

    • 2005 Toyota Tacoma


    Ricky Polk
    5016 E. Cluster Ave
    Temple Terrace, Florida

    Vehicle #3:

    • 2004 Crown Victoria


    John Gallgher
    DOB: 03-12-1956
    1604 Oak Arbor Lane
    Valrico, Florida


    The following media release is preliminary information known at the time of this release;

    On February 28, 2014, just after 4:30 a.m. this morning, Ronald J. Sandalic was wearing dark clothing while attempting to walk south across Bloomingdale Avenue at Maze Lane in Brandon.

    At the same time, Madison A. Dvorak was driving a 2005 Ford Focus eastbound on Bloomingdale Avenue when her vehicle struck Sandalic sending him approximately 70 feet before he landed in the roadway. Dvorak stopped her vehicle to render aid and immediately dialed 9-1-1.

    Almost immediately following the initial impact, Sandalic was struck again while lying in the roadway by a 2005 Toyota Tacoma driven by Ricky Polk who stopped and unsuccessfully tried to wave cars around Sandalic.  Sandalic was then struck a third time by a 2005 Crown Victoria driven John Gallergher who also stopped and waited for deputies.

    Two additional vehicles ran over Sandalic's deceased body and did not stop. Witnesses described one vehicle as a Chevy S-10 pickup truck and the other as a full size pickup truck.  Given the condition of Sandalic's body at the time the last two vehicles struck him, these drivers would not be facing criminal charges, however they should contact the Sheriff's Office Traffic Homicide Section for documentation in the crash report.

    The drivers of the last two vehicles that struck Sandalic and did not stop can contact Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Traffic Homicide detectives at 813-247-8200.

    No charges are expected at this time, the investigation continues. Next of kin has been notified.
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