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Troopers searching for driver that seriously injured 16-year-old in hit & run

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Posted at 12:58 PM, Jan 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-08 13:00:02-05

HIGHLANDS COUNTY, Fla — The Florida Highway Patrol is searching for a hit-and-run driver who hit and critically injured a 16-year-old Friday, Jan 7.

The FHP says a pickup truck with a white enclosed trailer was heading west on State Road 64, just west of Ballard Road when it entered the north shoulder and hit a 16-year-old Wauchula boy riding a bicycle with the right side of its trailer. The driver then fled the scene.

Troopers say the teenager survived but was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

If you know anything about this incident, you can call the FHP at 239-225-9605.

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