University Parkway Hit And Run Injures Man From Palmetto

Florida Highway Patrol reported a hit-and-run crash after a pedestrian was struck and injured on University Parkway Wednesday night.

The incident took place just before 10p.m. as seventy one year old Sigurd Hagen of Palmetto was attempting to cross the eastbound lanes of University Parkway near the intersection with Lockwood Ridge Road.

As Hagen proceeding into the roadway outside of the crosswalk he was struck by a vehicle that continued on down University Parkway fleeing the scene.

Hagen was seriously injured by the impact and taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital for treatment.

FHP has asked anyone with knowledge of the hit-and-run to contact Trooper D.A. Cole at 239-938-1800.