Sarasota man suffers serious injuries after car hits him, flees the scene

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Posted at 8:41 AM, May 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-01 07:05:50-04

VENICE, FL (WWSB) - A 64-year-old man was struck by a car in Sarasota County Thursday at around 10:01 p.m.

According to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, a vehicle was driving southbound on Alligator Drive. John Henry was attempting to jump start his vehicle in the driveway of 4616 Alligator Dr.

Henry was standing in the road as the driver of the vehicle approached and failed to see him. As a result, the vehicle struck Henry.

The vehicle then fled the scene. The vehicle is described as an older Cadillac passenger car, white or cream in color, with wheels that emitted green light. All other information about the car or the driver is unknown at this time.

Henry suffered serious injuries as a result of the incident. He was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Trooper Gabriel Cornier with the Florida Highway Patrol at 239-938-1800.