RUSKIN — Deputies are searching for the driver of a sport-utility vehicle that hit and injured a man in a Mazda last week and ran away.
Jorge R. Ramirez, 22, of 923 Fern Leaf Drive, was driving his 1999 Mazda when it collided last Thursdaywith a stolen 1995 Isuzu Rodeo at the intersection of 19th Avenue and Salida Del Sol.
Deputies said the Isuzu's driver, described as a Hispanic man in his 50s with a large build and black hair, got out of the SUV after the accident and ran away holding his arm as if he were injured.
Ramirez was taken to a local hospital with severe injuries.
The river of the stolen SUV was last seen wearing a white, short-sleeved button-up shirt and blue jeans.
If you have any information about his whereabouts, please call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at (813) 247-8200 or Crime Stoppers, toll-free, at 1 (800) 873-8477.