Police: Dade City hit-and-run leaves 1 in serious condition

Last Updated: Thursday, June 08, 2017, 4:58 PM EDT

Dade City Police are asking for the public's help in locating a driver responsible for a hit-and-run on June 7 that left a 76-year-old woman in "very serious" condition.

  • Crash occurred around 3 p.m. at U.S. 301 and Morningside Drive
  • Victim, husband exiting parking lot when they were rear-ended
  • Victim experiences shortness of breath following crash, transported to Bayfront Health

Investigators said the crash occurred at the intersection of U.S. 301 and Morningside Drive in Dade City at around 3 p.m. The victim and her husband were exiting the Save-A-Lot parking lot on U.S. 301 when their car was rear-ended by "a newer-model, dark or burgundy passenger car."

Dade City Police described the driver as "an attractive black female with a light complexion, in her early 20s, approximately six feet tall, thin build and wearing a tan dress with stripes below the knee." Investigators said she was seen getting out of her car after the crash, but then leaving quickly after checking her car for damage. She did not render aid or exchange information.

The victim suffered shortness of breath following the crash. She was transported to Bayfront Health in Dade City and as of June 8 remains in the Intensive Care Unit.

Police ask that anyone with information regarding the crash or the driver contact them at 352-521-1495. Tips can also be reported anonymously via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS.