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Hit And Run Victim Seeks Help

By: Andy Alcock; Leon County Sheriff's Office Email
By: Andy Alcock; Leon County Sheriff's Office Email

By Andy Alcock
July 30, 2013

Leon County, FL - At first glance, Tim Hubbard seems to be fine.

A closer look reveals a scar on his head, damage to his ear and healing scabs on other parts of his body.

What you don't see are a broken collar bone and four fractured vertebrae.

"Was riding down the road on my scooter," said Hubbard. "Out of nowhere, next thing I remember is a paramedic waking me up," he said.

It all started on Crawfordville Highway not too far south of Capital Circle July 16th.

Hubbard says he was headed to a friend's house on this scooter at about 11:45 at night.

According to Leon County Sheriff's investigators, Hubbard was traveling south in the right hand lane when he was hit from behind.

The hit and run driver left while Hubbard was lying on the road injured.

"To leave a person dying by the side of the road or could be dying, main thing I want is justice," said Hubbard.

Hubbard is not only getting help from police to find the hit and run driver, he's asked for and received a possible lead from Facebook.

"They came forward said they knew someone of the description with the make and model of the vehicle," he said.

LCSO describes the vehicle as a white Ford Ranger pick up truck with possibly and extended cab.

It was seen leaving the Publix shopping center parking lot.

The vehicle may also have damage to its lower passenger's front side.

Hubbard says his one regret is not wearing a helmet at the time he was hit.

"Get your helmet on, wear protective gear anything that's going to help protect you from that asphalt, the highway don't care," he said.

So far, no arrest has been made in this case.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Leon County Sheriff's Office at 922-3300 or Crimestoppers at 574-TIPS.


Press Release: Leon County Sheriff's Office

On July 16, 2013, at 11:45 pm, a moped was traveling south bound on Crawfordville Highway just north of Button Willow Drive. The moped was in the center of the right lane when it was struck from behind. The moped driver was thrown onto the roadway and sustained a head injury, four broken vertebrae, and a broken right clavicle.

Witnesses advised that a White Ford Ranger, possibly an extended cab with a sliding rear window, was seen leaving the Publix shopping center parking lot and traveling south bound prior to the crash. The suspect vehicle continued south after the crash.

Traffic Investigators from the Leon County Sheriff’s Office believe the suspect vehicle may have damage to the lower passenger’s side front.

Anyone with information regarding the possible suspect vehicle is asked to contact the Leon County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 922-3300 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS (8477). Remember, Crime Stoppers does not want your name, just your information. You could be eligible for up to a $1,000.00 reward.


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