Identify This Truck And Help Catch A Hit-And-Run Driver Who Nearly Killed An Elderly Florida Woman

Law enforcement agencies from across the U.S. have reached out to Jalopnik for help with car identifications since your input was "critical" to solving a hit-and-run earlier this year.


Today, at the urging of frequent reader Justin W., we turn our attention to Seminole, Fla. There, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is trying to track down the driver who struck 76-year-old Barbara L. Gaymore, who was pulling a blue suitcase across the street when she was struck by a pickup and thrown to the ground.

Gaymore suffered serious — but not life-threatening — head injuries and fractured bones, per The driver bailed and hasn't been heard from since.

Luckily for police, a Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority bus caught images of the suspected vehicle. Unluckily for police, they don't know the precise make. According to a flyer distributed by investigators:

The vehicle is possibly a white Ford Ranger pick-up truck or similar type small late model pick-up, with an extended cab and possibly a chrome rear bumper. The pick-up is believed to have front right side damage. The victim was pulling a blue suitcase which may have become lodged in the grill or undercarriage of the vehicle.


So, is it a white Ford Ranger? If so, what year? If not, what is it? Justin W. said he'd appreciate your help. We'll pass along any possible tips to the sheriff's office major accident investigation team.

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