13-year-old boy critically injured after being struck by SUV

PORT RICHEY, Fla.-- A 13-year-old boy was seriously injured after he ran into the path of an oncoming vehicle traveling on Ridge Road  on Thursday.

Florida Highway Patrol identified the victim as Gabrial Rodriguez, of Port Richey. Rodriguez ran in front of a Hyundai Tucson driven by Rocco Chicarilli, 37, of New Port Richey, which was headed westbound on Ridge Road around 6:28 a.m.

Rodriguez was transported to Bayonet Point Hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

According to the crash report, there are no charges expected for Chicarilli who received minor injuries as a result of the collision.

(© 2016 WTSP)


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