Published: Feb 28, 2013 12:28 PM EST
Updated: Feb 28, 2013 11:46 PM EST

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.-The Florida Highway Patrol needs the public's help tracking down a hit and run driver.

Troopers say 47-year-old Howard Vanpelt was driving his scooter on Golden Gate Parkway headed towards the interstate, when a vehicle rearended him and took off. Vanpelt was thrown from his scooter and was seriously hurt.

The runaway driver was in a 1996 Chrysler Sebring that looks like the one pictured. There is possible damage to the front headlight area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol, Ft.Myers Office/Trooper D. Rodriguez, (239) 938-1800.