TAMPA — The civilian driver of an unmarked Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office vehicle hit and seriously injured a pedestrian Monday morning, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
The car was traveling north about 6:10 a.m. on Nebraska Avenue, south of Lambright Street, when a 45-year-old Tampa man walked into its path, the Highway Patrol said. He was not in a crosswalk.
The car hit the man. He was taken to a hospital with serious injuries where he remains in critical condition.
Nebraska Avenue was closed for a time in both directions, south of Sligh Avenue and north of Hanna Avenue.
The Highway Patrol did not release the name of the pedestrian. Neither the Highway Patrol nor the Sheriff’s Office would identify the driver nor say whether the driver is an employee of the office.