Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
Tiara Craddock (Injured)
Address: 975 7th Street North, Safety Harbor
Patrol deputies are investigating a crash in which a motorcycle struck a pedestrian and fled the scene. The victim of the hit and run sustained non-life threatening injuries.
The crash occurred at 10th Avenue North and 7th Street North in the Lincoln Highlands subdivision of Safety Harbor.
The crash occurred at about 9:30 p.m. on Friday, November 9, 2012.
According to deputies, 16-year-old Tiara Craddock was walking on the street with several of her friends heading north on 10th Avenue North. She turned west on 7th Street North to head home, when she was struck by a motorcycle traveling eastbound on 7th Street North.
Craddock was transported by air to Bayfront Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The motorcycle operator fled the scene.
At this time, deputies do not have a description of the rider. Pieces of broken plastic, believed to be from the fairing of the motorcycle were found at the scene. The pieces are blue in color.
The investigation continues.
Anyone with information that may assist deputies in identifying the motorcyclist is asked to contact Deputy William Short at 727-582-6200.