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Road workers struck by hit-and-run driver in South Tampa

TBO.com staff
Published:   |   Updated: September 10, 2013 at 10:46 AM

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Tampa police are seeking the public’s help in finding a hit-and-run driver who struck two road workers in South Tampa early this morning.

Tampa police say the employees of Stripe-A-Lot Paving, a sub-contractor for the city of Tampa, were striping the crosswalk with a machine at South Dale Mabry and West San Carlos Street when the suspect, driving southbound on South Dale Mabry, left the roadway, drove over a curb, and struck the men and the paint machine.

One of the workers, Craig Walls of LaSalle, Ill., gave chase in his work truck, police say.

The worker lost sight of the suspect, who drove south on South Dale Mabry, then west onto West Palmira Avenue.

The worker got a partial tag of the car, described as a four-door silver Mitsubishi with Florida tags.

Walls was not injured, police say, while co-worker Michael Madson, of Largo, was hospitalized with bumps and bruises.

The suspect is described as an Hispanic male with dark hair and small frame.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tampa police via Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 873-TIPS (8477).

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