Troopers searching for driver in hit-and-run crash that injured a Venice man

Troopers searching for driver in hit-and-run crash that injured a Venice man
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PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (WWSB) - Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) troopers are searching for the unknown driver of a sedan-like vehicle that was involved in a hit-and-run incident in Port Charlotte in which a Venice man was injured.

This incident happened on Monday around 5 p.m. on U.S. 41 and Dalgren Avenue and it was a vehicle versus a motorcycle.

Troopers say the driver of the sedan was traveling south on U.S. 41 in the inside lane, while the motorcyclist, a 33-year-old Venice man, was traveling north on U.S. 41 and approaching Dahlgren Avenue.

According to troopers, the driver lost control of his vehicle and crossed the median and entered the lanes where the motorcyclist was and hit him and he was separated from his motorcycle.

The motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital in serious condition.

Troopers say the driver of the sedan made a U-turn on northbound U.S. 41 and drove away from the scene on Dahlgren Avenue.

The sedan was a white color and troopers believe it was possibly a Honda.

Anyone with any information about this incident should contact FHP or Crimestoppers.

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