Authorities in Pasco County are investigating two weekend hit-and-runs.
According to Pasco Fire Rescue, a toddler was struck by a motorcycle in the 7300 block of Oak Crest Drive in Port Richey on Saturday evening.
Officials said the motorcyclist just rode off after striking the 2-year-old child.
The child was trauma alerted and flown from the scene.
No further information has been released.
Another crash happened around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, this one resulting in a death.
Authorities are searching for a driver that was headed north on US 19 and struck a bicyclist at Holiday Hills Boulevard in Port Richey.
The Florida Highway Patrol described the car that left the scene as a dark blue 2000’s model Saturn sedan.
Anyone with information in either of these cases is asked to call the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office at (727) 847-8102.
A hit and run occurs when the responsible party of a crash flees the scene. Florida law prohibits this behavior, but sadly, new incidents are reported daily, just like these two crashes. Sometimes the responsible party leaves the scene even when there is an injury victim. For victims of hit and runs, this is physically and emotionally painful. They are left to deal with their injuries, but also left wondering how someone could act in such a negligent and reckless manner.