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Traffic at U.S. 41, Bayshore Gardens Parkway being diverted after hit and run driver flees scene

BRADENTON -- Traffic on the northbound lanes of U.S. 41 and the eastbound lanes of Bayshore Gardens Parkway are being diverted at the intersection after a hit and run driver caused a two vehicle accident.

The offending vehicle was being stopped on Bayshore Gardens Parkway at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday by deputies as part of an investigation when they ran a red light, hitting the side of a vehicle heading southbound on U.S. 41, according to deputies.

Two people in the hit vehicle were taken to Blake Medical Center with unknown injuries, deputies said. The people in the car that caused the crash left their car and ran from the scene on foot. They have not yet been caught.

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