Moped driver critically injured in hit-and-run crash in Bradenton

Updated: Apr. 6, 2019 at 3:58 PM EDT
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SARASOTA (WWSB) - Police are searching for a suspect in a hit-and-run car accident that took place Saturday in Manatee County.

It happened shortly after noon at Cortez Road and 17th Street West. Troopers say 52-year-old Donald Jones of Bradenton was driving east on Cortez in the right lane when an unknown driver merged from the center lane into his lane, hitting him.

Jones suffered critical injuries and was taken to Blake Medical Center.

The driver that hit Jones fled the scene. The vehicle is described as a newer model brown or beige SUV.

Anyone with information about the vehicle or driver in the crash is being asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol at 239-938-1800.

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