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Man seriously injured in hit-and-run in Palm Harbor

PALM HARBOR — A 27-year-old Massachusetts man was seriously injured early Saturday when a vehicle struck him on Palm Harbor Boulevard and drove away, authorities say.

Samuel R. Welch, of Shrewsbury, was walking north in the northbound bicycle lane near Alderman Road when an unknown vehicle hit him from behind, throwing him to the east shoulder, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The vehicle continued driving north, troopers said.

A passerby found Welch about 1:45 a.m., but investigators don't know how long he was lying there, said patrol Sgt. Steve Gaskins. Welch was taken to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point with serious injuries.

Troopers have no information about the vehicle or the driver and are asking anyone with information to call FHP at (813) 631-4020 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (800) 873-8477.

Man seriously injured in hit-and-run in Palm Harbor 08/23/14 [Last modified: Saturday, August 23, 2014 10:35am]
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