Naples man seriously injured in hit and run
NAPLES, Fla. - An early morning scooter ride turned dangerous for a Naples man who was the victim of a hit and run near I-75 and Golden Gate Parkway.
The Thursday morning incident happened as 47-year-old Howard Vanpelt was riding east on the right side of the right lane on Golden Gate Parkway according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Troopers say a vehicle came up behind Vanpelt striking his scooter, throwing him to the roadway.
The driver fled the scene. They may have been driving a Dodge or Chrysler.
The crash left Vanpelt in serious condition. Troopers believe the driver's vehicle should have damage to the right headlght.
Anyone with information about the crash is urged to contact the Florida Highway Patrol at (239) 938-1800.