In a heartwarming turn of events, a local bike shop owner has stepped up to help a hit-and-run victim in St. Petersburg, Florida. Kenny Gamble, a 40-year-old man, was left with devastating injuries and a destroyed bike after being struck by a blue Dodge Ram pickup that fled the scene. But thanks to the generosity of Eddie Mullally, the owner of Neptune Cyclery in Tarpon Springs, Gamble now has a brand new bike to aid in his recovery.
The incident occurred on May 19 when Gamble was crossing the intersection of 54 Avenue North and 43 Street North. The collision with the pickup left him with severe head and spinal injuries, rendering him unable to work or afford a replacement bike. As authorities continue their search for the suspect, a possible lead has emerged from security video footage capturing an image of the potential culprit.
When Mullally learned about Gamble’s plight through an FHP Victim Advocate, he wasted no time in offering his assistance. Recognizing the importance of having reliable transportation during the recovery process, Mullally generously provided Gamble with a brand new bicycle. The Florida Highway Patrol Troopers facilitated the delivery of the bike to Gamble’s St. Petersburg home, bringing a glimmer of hope and mobility back into his life.
While Gamble’s road to recovery is far from over, the selfless act of Mullally has undoubtedly made a significant impact. As the search for the driver of the blue Dodge Ram pickup continues, authorities are urging anyone with information to come forward. The Florida Highway Patrol can be reached at *347, or anonymous tips can be provided to Crime Stoppers at **TIPS.
In a world often filled with stories of tragedy and injustice, it is heartening to witness the compassion and generosity of individuals like Eddie Mullally. As the community rallies behind Kenny Gamble, the hope for justice and closure grows stronger. Let us stand united in our pursuit of a safer and more compassionate society, where acts of kindness prevail over acts of cruelty.