St. Petersburg, FL (January 23, 2019) – Police have reported that an 80-year-old toll booth worker was injured in a hit-and-run accident after being struck by a driver who fled the scene.
The crash took place at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge toll plaza on Sunday around 1:05 p.m. Police identified the hit-and-run driver as 26-year-old Brittnie Ann Kenyon, who had been heading southbound at the time on Interstate 275 when she approached the toll plaza. While there, toll workers told her to stop so that a pedestrian could use the crosswalk in front of her. However, she didn’t step on the brakes and she struck the pedestrian.
The pedestrian was identified as 80-year-old Elaine Wyman. Kenyon allegedly stopped after the crash but then continued onward without waiting for police. Wyman was seriously injured and transported to St. Anthony’s Hospital but she is expected to be okay.
Kenyon was cited for driving with a suspended license and failing to provide information while at a crash scene. The investigation is ongoing.
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