Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Driver arrested following hit-and-run crash in Pinellas Park critically injuring a bicyclist

At approximately 9 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, the Pinellas Park Police Department responded to the 9500 block of US Highway 19 N for reports of a crash involving a bicyclist.

According to investigators, the bicyclist was traveling northbound on US Highway 19 N on the east side of the roadway, as they approached the off-ramp for 49th Street N.

The operator of a 2011 Black Chevrolet Impala, was also traveling northbound on US Highway 19 N when they made a sudden lane change to access the ramp for the 49th Street N exit. While making the sudden lane change, the front of the vehicle struck the bicyclist.

The driver of the vehicle fled the scene and was located a short time later by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as 36-year-old Olajuwon Simmons and was arrested for Driving with a Suspended License and Leaving the Scene of a Crash with Serious Bodily Injury.

The bicyclist was transported to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg in critical but stable condition.

Booking photo not yet available.

© 2024 IONTB. All Rights Reserved.
See full copyright policy at https://iontb.com/copyright-policy-at-iontb/


It has been almost 12 years since the inception of IONTB. Our operating expenses are not huge by any stretch of imagination but funds are necessary for our continued survival.  We are asking for a one time contribution or contribution on a monthly basis to help continue IONTB to flourish and enhance the coverage of news in the Tampa Bay area. Think of it as just giving up just a couple of your favorite coffee drinks each month.

 

Stay Connected

123,214FansLike
6,311FollowersFollow
9,037FollowersFollow
2,160SubscribersSubscribe