Moped driver dragged in Seminole County hit-and-run crash, troopers say
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – Florida Highway Patrol troopers are attempting to contact the driver of a vehicle that they say ran over a moped driver who had fallen into the road on Friday in Seminole County.
According to the crash report, 26-year-old Alyssa Harris was driving her moped west on Aloma Avenue near Tuskawilla Road when she lost control and was ejected onto the road. She said it happened when she hit a slick spot on the road.
"Then the scooter tire slid underneath me and made me tumble off the scooter," Harris said.
A black 1995 Nissan Pathfinder driving west on Aloma Avenue ran over Harris, dragging her under the SUV. When Harris dislodged from under the vehicle, the SUV pulled into a nearby 7-Eleven gas station before leaving the area, troopers said.
"He (the driver) ended up in a parking lot and a person unrelated to him snapped a photo of his vehicle, saying it looked suspicious," FHP Lt. Kim Montes said.
Harris was taken to Central Florida Regional Hospital in serious condition, according to the report. She said she suffered broken ribs, a fractured hip and severe road rash.
"I'm in so much pain and I have to have surgery and I don't have insurance," Harris said.
The family has started a GoFundMe account to help pay for the surgery.
A witness took a photo of the Nissan before it left and troopers are currently trying to contact the registered owner, according to the report.
The crash remains under investigation.
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