Tampa, FL (July 14, 2020) - The Tampa Police Department responded to a fatal hit-and-run crash involving a motorcycle on Tuesday, July 14th. The crash took place on the Selmon Expressway near the intersection with North 21st Street.
When officials arrived at the scene, they located the motorcyclist lying in the roadway. The victim was pronounced dead at the crash scene. His identity has not been revealed at this time. The driver who caused the crash fled the scene before police could arrive. The roadways were closed for several hours while crews worked at the scene.
No additional information is available.
There are about 400,000 reportable crashes that take place in Florida every year. While most crash victims will walk away relatively unscathed, others will be killed or seriously injured. There is no guarantee that anyone who gets behind the wheel of a vehicle will be able to return home safely. Fatal car accidents in Florida often occur due to negligent and inattentive drivers. Police will continue to investigate this Tampa crash in order to determine who should be held responsible.
Our condolences are with the victim's family during this difficult time.
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