FHP searching for driver in Pensacola hit-and-run


The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is searching for a driver who allegedly collided into a pedestrian and fled the scene Wednesday afternoon.

According to an FHP press release, Shaquita Salter, 30, of Pensacola was walking on the east shoulder of Van Pelt Lane near North W Street at 1:12 p.m. on Wednesday.

Details from the press release stated that at that time an unidentified male driver was traveling west on Van Pelt Lane and lost control of the vehicle as he tried to make a right turn, causing the vehicle to collide into Salter.

The driver left the scene of the collision prior to FHP deputies arriving, according to the release.

The press release stated that Salter was also moved off the road and into an ambulance before FHP arrived on scene. She was transported to Baptist Hospital with minor injuries.

The FHP release states that the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run is a red and black SUV driven by a white male. The SUV was last seen heading north on North W Street.

Anyone with information regarding the crash, vehicle, or driver is asked to contact the FHP Pensacola Station at (850) 484-5000.

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