When the driver of the truck turned to look, FHP says he swerved left, and the woman fell off. The driver of the truck told troopers he saw her fall, so he dropped his son off to check on her and drove home. The woman was taken by helicopter to a St. Petersburg hospital with serious injuries. When troopers questioned the driver of the truck, he told them he left because he feared getting a charge of driving under the influence.
The driver of the truck was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident.