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Traffic Alert: Hit and run on pedestrian near Orange Ave and MLK Way

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Posted at 3:45 PM, Apr 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-01 07:05:50-04

Update: The Sarasota County Police Department cleared the scene within 10 minutes of arrival. The pedestrian sustained minor injuries, and officers are still searching for the driver of the vehicle.

SARASOTA Co., FL (WWSB) -- A major accident was reported at approximately 3:38 p.m. on Tuesday.

The incident involved one car and one pedestrian, described as a hit and run. It occurred near the area of Orange Avenue and MLK Way.

The Sarasota County Fire Department is on scene and a trauma alert has been declared for the pedestrian struck by the driver.