Driver sought in Tampa hit-and-run that sent 2 to hospital

Hillsborough County
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The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding the driver of a vehicle that struck a cab and left the scene. 

The incident occurred at about 9:45 p.m. Thursday in the University Area of Tampa in the area of Fletcher Avenue and 19th Street. 

Detectives said the taxi was transporting a 91-year-old man in a wheelchair when it was hit by a vehicle believed to be a blue 2019 Nissan Rogue.

The taxi driver and his passenger were taken to AdventHealth. The extent of their injuries is unknown, but deputies said both men were conscious and alert at the scene of the crash.

Those with information on the crash are being asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 813-247-8200. To be eligible for a cash reward, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477). 

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