MANATEE -- Four people abandoned a car involved in an accident at 6:30 p.m. Monday that put a 21-year-old Plant City woman in Blake Medical Center in critical condition, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
A 2002 Nissan southbound on State Road 39 approaching S.R. 62 tried to turn left onto S.R. 62 into the path of a 1994 Ford F-150, according to the FHP report.
The left front of the Nissan collided with right front of the truck and rotated clockwise coming to rest facing west in the westbound lane of S.R. 62, according to FHP. The driver and three passengers fled on foot leaving the vehicle behind.
The truck crossed the eastbound lane of S.R. 62 onto the south grass shoulder.
Charges are pending the FHP investigation.