- June 27, 2021
Emergency personnel transported a 32-year-old man to Sarasota Memorial Hospital with serious injuries following a hit-and-run on Siesta Key Monday evening.
After 5 p.m., a dark-colored pick-up truck drove onto the sidewalk on the Stickney Point Bridge and struck Robert Purser, who was riding a bicycle eastbound, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. The vehicle kept driving east after the incident.
Deputies working vehicle vs. bicycle, Stickney Pt bridge. Lanes temp shut down, victim transported, suspect fled, seeking info from public. pic.twitter.com/2PtqZDoGzz— SarasotaSheriff (@SarasotaSheriff) March 20, 2017
There were not witnesses to the incident, but FHP has asked for anyone with information to contact trooper Peter Delcos at 941-492-5850.