Florida Highway Patrol released surveillance images of a car involved in a hit-and-run that happened Monday in Port Charlotte.
The car is confirmed to be a 2016 to 2017 Honda Accord, white in color, with a possible Pennsylvania tag. FHP initially believed the vehicle to be a Civic but later updated the model to be an Accord.
Troopers say a 33-year-old Venice man was left with serious injuries after the car crashed into his motorcycle and fled the scene at about 5 p.m. Monday.
The car was traveling south on US-41 in the inside lane and the motorcycle was traveling north on US-41, approaching Dahlgren Avenue. The unknown driver lost control of the car, which crossed the median, entered the US-41 northbound lanes, and collided with the motorcycle.
The collision threw the man off the motorcycle, which came to rest on the curb of Dahlgren Ave., while the man landed in the inside lane of US-41. He was transported to the hospital in serious condition.
The car made a U-turn on northbound US-41 and fled on Dahlgren Ave.
People we showed the surveillance video to were shocked by what they saw.
“I can’t believe why that guy wouldn’t just run back and help him,” Anna Kyshka said. “Like, why would just leave him there?”
“People driving way too fast around here,” Justin Donah said.
“If he took off from the scene like that, that’s not right,” Vasiliy Tarasenko said.
If anyone has information regarding this crash, call the Florida Highway Patrol or SWFL Crime Stoppers online or at 1-800-780-8477.