Michele Swann of Flintwood Street went to bed Tuesday night with her car parked in the driveway.
She awoke Wednesday morning to discover her car in the ditch, parallel to her house.
“I thought there was a lot of rain and wind,” Swann said, “because on this side (the right side) the car looked fine, but then I saw the other side.”
Sometime between late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, what is believed to be an SUV, ran off the road and hit Swann’s car, pushing it off the driveway, before leaving the scene.
Swann said she immediately called the Florida Highway Patrol to report the incident. She also contacted an area mechanic to ask if any vehicles had been in for repairs.
She also contacted her mechanic and showed him pieces of the other vehicle that remained after the hit and run. The mechanic and the FHP think the vehicle is a red, early 1990sToyota Tundra or 4-Runner, according to Swann.
Swann also mentioned that FHP thinks the driver was drinking but at this point there is no way to prove that and so the citation would be for a hit and run.
Anyone with information can contact FHP at 850-484-5000.