Pedestrian Left Behind Seriously Injured In Molino Ditch; FHP Seeks Hit And Run Driver

October 16, 2020

A pedestrian is recovering after being hit by a vehicle and left in a ditch Thursday in Molino.

A 40-year old Cantonment man was found with a head injury in a ditch alongside Highway 95A just south of South Chipper Road about 1:45 p.m. The Florida Highway Patrol said he was walking northbound near the east should of the roadway when he was apparently struck from behind by a vehicle.

The vehicle fled, leaving the man in the ditch until he was found by a passerby.

The FHP said the vehicle may be an unknown color 2003-2006 GM truck or full size SUV that is now missing the right mirror.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Trooper J. Marcum at (850) 484-5000, *FHP, or Gulf Coast Crime Stoppers at (850) 433-STOP.

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6 Responses to “Pedestrian Left Behind Seriously Injured In Molino Ditch; FHP Seeks Hit And Run Driver”

  1. Duke of Wawbeek on October 17th, 2020 8:48 am

    @Mel,you sir have some interesting theories, where did you say you are located?

    Prayers for recovery

  2. Matchbox on October 17th, 2020 12:58 am

    Prayers for a speedy recovery. Always walk facing traffic

  3. Mel on October 16th, 2020 8:20 pm

    There is so much debris from hurricane Sally along that part of the highway in that area I’m not surprised that someone could have not known it was a person they hit. Lots of the tree debris is actually in the street right of way. Only the driver knows what really happened

  4. Anne on October 16th, 2020 3:58 pm


    GREAT IDEA for Public Safety.
    If the maunfacturers are not putting the VIN# in the mirrors that is an Outstanding Idea and well worthy of consideration.
    While it’s not prove WHO was driving it would identify the vehicle and owner if properly licensed.

  5. Mary Blair on October 16th, 2020 12:44 pm

    I think I saw this man. I made quick turnaround trip to Cantonment yesterday morning & I saw him walking. This is such a tragedy. Why can’t people be responsible! I’m praying for him.

  6. LifeLong_Resident on October 16th, 2020 10:05 am

    If FHP has the full mirror, it is very possible they can locate the vehicle by its VIN#. I believe some manufacturers actually place the VIN# inside the side mirrors… maybe just for the purpose of identifying run away drivers.

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