Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Driver with suspended license hit skateboarder in Brandon crash, deputies say

BRANDON — A 29-year-old driver was arrested early Thursday after he hit a skateboarder and left the scene of the crash without helping the injured man or calling 911, investigators said.

The driver, Ronald Cineas, 29, of Brandon, was charged with leaving the scene of a crash with injury and driving with a suspended license.

He remains in the Hillsborough County jail in lieu of $4,000 bail.

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Cineas was driving an Isuzu pickup south on Providence Road just after midnight when he hit a skateboarder riding in the roadway.

The skateboarder, Jonathan D. Redding, 29, was riding his board in the bicycle lane of Providence Road at the time of the crash.

Redding was suffering life-threatening injuries as Cineas fled the scene without calling for help, deputies said.

A person who later witnessed Cineas' attempt to cover up damage to his windshield called 911, officials said.

He watched as Cineas got on his bicycle and started riding down Providence Ridge Boulevard, where he was stopped by a deputy.

Redding was taken to Tampa General Hospital, where he remains in critical condition.

Cineas admitted hitting something on Providence Road, deputies said.

He has been charged with driving with a suspended license several times over the past decade, according to jail records.

Marissa Lang can be reached at mlang@tampabay.com or (813) 226-3386 or on Twitter @Marissa_Jae.

Driver with suspended license hit skateboarder in Brandon crash, deputies say 12/06/12 [Last modified: Thursday, December 6, 2012 11:13pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Rick Scott's office deleted critical messages related to post-hurricane nursing home deaths

    As Florida continues to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, more confusion builds around the 11 heat-related deaths at a South Florida nursing home following the storm earlier this month.

    Police surround the Rehabilitation Center in Hollywood Hills, Fla., which had no air conditioning after Hurricane Irma knocked out power. Several patients at the sweltering nursing home died in the storm's aftermath. [John McCall | South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP]
  2. J.T. Brown of Lightning respects NFL players' protests

    Blogs

    There was something in the air in the NFL on Sunday. President Trump’s comments and tweets on NFL player protests achieved the effect of creating more of them. Lightning winger J.T. Brown was asked about it as he stood in a hall at Amalie Arena, a few hours before the Lightning played the Florida Panthers in …

    J.T. Brown, one of about 30 African-American players in the National Hockey League, would not rule out that he might protest.
  3. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Sept. 25-Oct. 1

    Events

    MegaCon Tampa: The multi-genre convention brings a lineup of celebrity guests and comic book creators to the Tampa Convention Center Friday-Sunday, including icon Stan Lee, William Shatner, above, Kevin Smith and Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb McLaughlin from Stranger Things. Shop hundreds of vendors selling …

    Courtesy Adultswim
  4. Names released in Clearwater crash involving helicopter, plane

    Accidents

    CLEARWATER — Authorities released more details Monday about the crash involving a helicopter and airplene over the weekend at the Clearwater Air Park.

    Clearwater Fire Department emergency personal are seen dousing a plan with fire retardant after the plane crashed into a helicopter at Clearwater Air Park 1000 N Hercules Avenue Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. According to Clearwater Fire two patients sustained minor injuries. Photo by Clearwater Fire
  5. Cannon Fodder podcast: Bucs-Vikings review

    Bucs

    Greg Auman looks back on Sunday's 34-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in the latest edition of our Bucs Cannon Fodder podcast.

    Quarterback Jameis Winston is sacked during the first half of the Bucs' 34-17 loss to the Vikings. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]