Troopers searching for driver in hit-and-run crash on State Road 70 in Manatee County

Florida Highway Patrol searches for hit and run driver in Manatee County

BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - Florida Highway Patrol is searching for the driver in a hit-and-run crash that occurred on Friday at State Road 70 in Manatee County.

Around 7:30 p.m., troopers say a man driving a white-colored Chevrolet Van was driving westbound on State Road 70, approaching the driveway of the Wells Fargo Bank on the 400 block of 53rd Avenue West.

According to troopers, the driver of the van turned left, crossing the eastbound lanes in front of a 55-year-old man driving a 2009 Honda Rebel motorcycle, causing an accident.

Troopers say the van stopped briefly, as it had front end damage, and then the driver drove away from the scene by traveling through the Wells Fargo parking lot. After that, the van turned right onto State Road 70 and traveled north on 9th Street East.

The driver of the motorcycle was left with critical injuries and taken to Blake Medical Center.

If you have any information regarding this crash or the white van, you should contact FHP at 239-938-1800.

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