Scooter rider critically injured in hit-and-run crash in Manatee

MANATEE -- A 47-year-old woman riding a scooter was struck by a car and critically injured about 5:15 a.m. today on northbound U.S. 301 south of Whitfield in Manatee County.

The driver was knocked off the scooter by one car and then struck by a second vehicle. The driver the second car fled the scene, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

The victim was transferred to a Blake Medical Center.

Authorities are looking for a four-door silver vehicle, possibly a Nissan, that was headed north on U.S. 301.