Serious Injury Hit & Run Crash Under Investigation

UPDATE - November 24, 2014

An update to the hit and run crash that occurred on Friday evening, shortly before midnight at Fruitville Road and Orange Avenue in Sarasota.

A tip was called into dispatch on Sunday afternoon.  Sarasota P.D. officers followed up on the tip this morning (Monday).  The vehicle, BMW, and driver have been located.

The case remains under investigation and the victim remains at Blake Medical Center.  The original release is below.


SARASOTA, Fla. -- Nov. 22, 2014 -- 12:50 a.m.

Officers with the Sarasota Police Department are investigating a serious injury hit and run crash that occurred shortly before midnight, Friday evening.

A woman in her 40's was struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Fruitville Road and Orange Avenue in Sarasota.  The vehicle was last seen heading west on Fruitville Road.

The woman was transported by Bayflight medical helicopter to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton with serious injuries.

The vehicle is described as a dark blue colored BMW 2012-2013 with damage to the front end and missing a passenger side mirror.

Anyone with any information or was near the scene of the accident is asked to contact Officer Tim Bales at 941-915-3635