Venice Man Injured In HIt-And-Run

A white Ford Windstar van struck a man after he was ejected from his motorcycle just seconds after a crash, and the van left the scene.

Police are searching for a beat-up white Ford Windstar van that struck a 30-year-old man in Sarasota Monday evening and left the scene.

Sarasota Police responded to South Tamiami Trial and Arlington Street at 6:30 p.m. Monday where a Yuri David Devilbiss, 30 of Venice, was ejected off of 2007 Honda motorcycle after striking a stopped vehicle at a red light, according to police.

The crash, in a southbound lane, caused Devilbiss to land in another southbound lane was was immediately hit by a van that fled the scene, according to police.

Devilbiss was flown by helicopter to Blake Medical Center in Bradenton for what's described as non life-threatening injuries, according to police. 

The van is believed to be a 1997-99 model, described as being in poor and "beat up" condition, and the driver's side tail light didn't work, witnesses told police.

Anyone with information on the crash or the identity of the hit and run driver or has information on the hit and run vehicle is asked to call Officer Forrister at 941-539-4721.


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