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Pedestrian hospitalized, driver arrested after Tampa hit-and-run

TAMPA — A pedestrian hit by a car Monday night was hospitalized while the driver who left the scene was followed by a witness and arrested, police said.

It happened at almost 8 p.m. at Florida and Floribraska avenues.

Police said 29-year-old Malcolm Filmore hit Penney Robinson, 42, as she crossed the road.

Filmore had a green light and Robinson did not cross at a crosswalk, but Filmore left the scene, police said.

Someone who saw the crash called 911 and followed Filmore, giving a police dispatcher the directions of travel. When they reached Sligh and Armenia avenues, police moved in and arrested Filmore.

Robinson was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital for serious injuries. Police said she was stable.

Pedestrian hospitalized, driver arrested after Tampa hit-and-run 05/16/11 [Last modified: Monday, May 16, 2011 9:37pm]
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