MANATEE -- A 56-year-old man was airlifted to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg after he was allegedly hit by a hit-and-run vehicle Monday night, the sheriff’s office reports.
At about 10:35 p.m. deputies arrived in the 600 block of Chevy Chase Drive to find the victim down in the middle of the roadway, a media release said. He was later airlifted and was listed in critical condition.
Chevy Chase Drive is in the Whitfield neighborhood, in southern Manatee.
Witnesses say they heard a squealing sound and saw a suspect vehicle fleeing the scene, the release said. They then saw a dark colored vehicle traveling west bound and the victim in the middle of the roadway.
No further information about the suspect or the vehicle has been released.
Anyone with information about this case can call the sheriff’s office at (941) 747-3011 or Crime Stoppers at (866) 634-TIPS.