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.
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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.