Tampa, FL (November 26, 2018) - A 71-year-old woman from Tampa suffered critical injuries after a pickup truck slammed into her house on Sunday, November 25th. The woman, who has not been identified, was sitting on a couch in her living room when the truck crashed through her front wall.
Deputies with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene, along with EMS workers. They found the woman pinned against the couch upon their arrival. The woman was freed after about 30 minutes and airlifted to St. Joseph's Hospital where she was listed in critical condition. The truck driver fled the scene following the crash and has not been apprehended by police at this time.
No further information is available.
A reportable crash takes place in Florida every 92 seconds. Hit-and-run crashes account for about 25% of all reported accidents. In this case, it is not clear what caused the driver to crash into the home but it is clear that some form of negligence contributed to the accident. We hope for the best for the injured victim and our thoughts are with her for a full recovery.
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