A Tampa woman was left critically injured after falling prey to a
hit and run accident on the Courtney Campbell Causeway early Monday on July 8, 2013. Police
are continuing investigations and attempts to identify the black SUV that
drove off after running the woman's leg over.
Police report that the woman, who is 41 years old, was traveling westbound
when she lost control of her vehicle and crashed into the causeway barrier.
The reason for the initial crash is unknown but it left her vehicle with
its side smashed into the barrier, trapping her within. Reports state
that the woman was forced to climb out of the passenger side window, which
was inches from the lane where cars sped by, in order to escape the car
fire that was starting.
As she climbed out of the window, she fell into the road momentarily. At
that moment, a black SUV ran over her leg but neglected to stop afterwards.
The hit and run occurred just minutes after her crash into the barrier
and police are still looking for the vehicle and its owner. Police claim
that it would have been impossible for the driver of SUV to be unaware
of the woman he or she just hit. The only explanation is that they fled
out of panic or simply malicious apathy.
The woman was taken to the Tampa General Hospital and was in critical conditions.
Her injuries last included a badly broken leg, from the hit and run, and
severe burn injuries from the car fire she was fleeing when she was hit.
Tampa Police have requested that anyone in the area who has information
on the identity or whereabouts of the black SUV contact them immediately.
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