MANATEE — The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a crash after a female driver’s vehicle rear-ended another at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday and then fled.
The incident on U.S. 301 at 51st Avenue East in Bradenton involved a black Acura and an Infiniti SUV traveling southbound in the right-turn lane for 51st Avenue East. The Infiniti driven by a female stopped for traffic and the Acura struck the SUV from behind.
FHP troopers reported the vehicles turned westbound onto 51st Avenue East and stopped at 26th Street East and exited their vehicles.
According to the victim, the Acura driver was a female wearing a white shirt and a shower cap. The Acura driver apologized and said the vehicle she was driving was her aunt’s.
According to FHP, the victim was calling police when the Acura driver fled.
Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact FHP at 239-938-1800.