Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for the driver of this small white late-model pickup truck videotaped by a Pinellas Suncoast Transit bus camera Oct. 10 right after the crash on Starkey Road that injured a Dunedin woman.
SEMINOLE – Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies are seeking the public’s help to identify the driver of a vehicle that struck an elderly woman on Starkey Road in Seminole about 1:50 p.m. Oct. 10 and fled the scene.
According to deputies, Barbara L. Gaymore, 76, of Dunedin was crossing Starkey Road just north of Park Boulevard (in front of Perkins Restaurant). Deputies say as she crossed pulling a blue suitcase, she was struck by a northbound traveling vehicle. Gaymore was thrown to the ground. The vehicle fled the scene.
Deputies say a blue suitcase being pulled by the victim may be have become lodged in the grill or undercarriage of the suspect’s vehicle. Parts of the suitcase were found at the scene.
The vehicle is described as a small white late-model pickup truck, possible American make and possibly a chrome rear bumper. Deputies say the vehicle may possibly be a white Ford Ranger with an extended cab. It is believed to have front right side damage.
Gaymore was transported to Bayfront Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of serious but non-life threatening injuries. Gaymore suffered an injury to her head, some fractures and various abrasions to her legs and knees.
Anyone with information that may assist deputies in this case is asked to contact Sgt. Nick Lazaris at 727-582-6200.