SARASOTA -- A hit-and-run driver set off a four-vehicle chain-reaction accident about 12:35 p.m. Sunday at Lockwood Ridge Road and 17th Street.
The hit and run driver failed to stop for a line of traffic stopped at the intersection, colliding with the rear of a 2000 Chevrolet Astro and pushing it into a 2000 Volkswagon, which was in turn pushed into a 2003 Silverado. All three of the cars were stopped at the intersection. After the crash, the vehicle which caused the collision, possibly a tan sedan, fled the area, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.
Anyone who may have witnessed this crash or has any knowledge as to the identity/location of the hit and run driver and/or vehicle, is asked to contact Florida Highway Patrol Trooper J.C. McMahan at 941-492-5850, ext. 31927.