TAMPA, Fla. (FOX 13) - Tampa police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who hita man in a wheelchair and fled from the scene.
Investigators on Tuesday released surveillance video of the suspect’s possible vehicle. The crash itself occurred around 9:49 p.m. Sunday when the victim, a 63-year-old man, was attempting to cross Nebraska Avenue at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in a wheelchair.
Officials said the hit-and-run suspect was traveling northbound on Nebraska Avenue. They said, according to witnesses, the driver stopped and got out of the car, then got back in and continued to travel northbound.
The victim, who has not been identified, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
Police said it’s unclear whether the vehicle had a green light at the intersection, but detectives are still treating the case as a hit-and-run.
The suspected vehicle is described as a white sedan with possible damage to the front side following the accident. The suspected driver is described as an African American male, with "medium" height and weight, and about 50 years old.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477.