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Bicyclist seriously injured in hit-and-run near Brandon

Published Jun. 24, 2016

BRANDON — A bicyclist was seriously injured late Thursday when he was hit by the driver of a Chevrolet Cavalier, who then fled the scene, deputies said.

Alvin Chapparo, 51, of Dover, was riding north on Gallagher Road near Emerlad Acres Avenue when he was hit by the car, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. He was thrown from his bike onto the grass just off the road. Authorities flew him to Tampa General Hospital.

Deputies said the crash happened about 9:25 p.m. The car was traveling north on Gallagher, and investigators asked that anyone with information about the driver call (813) 247-8200.

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