News: Tampa man, 30, fatally struck by hit-and-run driver in Hernando County


HERNANDO, FL – A pedestrian died after being struck by a vehicle in Hernando County on Sunday night, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

According to The Suncoast News, the accident happened on Mariner Boulevard near Little Street.

The FHP said a Ford F150 with a car trailer transporting a Saturn Vue was parked on the sidewalk next to Mariner Boulevard.  As the pedestrian was standing on the edge of the road helping to load and secure the Saturn, he was struck by a BMW that was headed north on Mariner Boulevard.

The victim, a 30-year-old man from Tampa, was pronounced dead after being taken to a nearby hospital.

The driver of the BMW fled the scene of the crash.  The FHP said the vehicle being sought is a 2017 or newer BMW X-series sport utility vehicle.

If you or a loved one were struck by a reckless hit-and-run driver, contact the experienced team of Hernando County Pedestrian Accident Attorneys at Whittel & Melton. Our dedicated injury lawyers will fight hard on your behalf to get you the justice and compensation you are entitled to. Contact Whittel & Melton today at 866-608-5529 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.


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