Driver Charged In Motorcycle Hit & Run Crash

HOLLYWOOD (CBS4) – Several South Florida drivers helped the Florida Highway Patrol nab the driver of an SUV who reportedly struck a motorcyclist on I-95 early Sunday morning.

FHP spokesman Sgt. Mark Wysocky said the accident happened in the northbound lanes of I-95 just after 8 a.m. The driver of a black KIA SUV, identified as 30-year old Corey Seltenright, reportedly rear-ended 42-year old Ytzhak Hartzy, who was riding a Yamaha motorcycle, near Pembroke Park Road and then kept driving.

Hartzy lost control on impact and went flying off the bike. He was rushed to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood where he’s listed in critical condition.

seltenright suv Driver Charged In Motorcycle Hit & Run Crash

Several drivers held Corey Seltenright until police could arrive and take him into custody. (Source: CBS4 Viewer Rubin Torres)

Several drivers who saw the accident followed Seltenright’s SUV to Sheridan Street where he got off and headed east. At Oakwood Boulevard when Seltenright stopped at a light, the witnesses boxed his vehicle in and then got out of their vehicles and confronted him. They reportedly forced Seltenright to get out of his SUV and then held him until Hollywood police arrived.

“I chased him, he got boxed in by a car, I yanked him out of the car and put him in a headlock and held him on the concrete,” said John Roxy.

Seltenright has been charged with careless driving, DUI involving serious bodily injury and property damage, and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries.

  • domingo

    im glad that people whent after the guy that hit the man in the bike if more poeple would do something like that not just drive and dont help maybe it would at least be a nicer place and for the guy that ran take his driving previlages away from him and send his but to jail and make him pay for the guys medical bills and for a new bike.and my prayes go out to the man that was hit on the bike hope he pulls thru.

    • Jane Doe

      I am glad that the witnesses were able to follow the person and hold him for the police. I bet that he had a suspended driver’s license and that is why he fled. Unfortunately taking away driving privelages will not solve the problem as they often continue to drive anyway.

    • yokolee

      good post

  • Wonderwoman

    all this was done without guns. Just shows that guns aren’t the answer.
    I’m glad this worked out for the motorcyclist

    • abootnkiki

      dumb dumb! thats is because the guy in the suv was not armed ,if he would have been and these good citizens were not it would have been another tragedy;dummy;

    • Mr Dude

      This guy looks like he will be well liked in prison by the other inmates, y’all know what I mean

  • GKC

    The people who ran this guy down and penned him in should be publically recognized as heroes for standing up for what is right and catching the coward from the SUV. Also the wording in the report lists the incident as an “Accident”. Sorry to be argumentative, but a 2000lb SUV traveling in a single direction, ramming a 300lb bike, causing the rider to lose control and suffer great bodily harm, followed by a lifetime of pain and suffering is no “accident”. The driver of the SUV, being the greater-sized vehicle in the immediate area … had a responsibility to be in control, aware of the bike and to protect the rider by driving safely. He failed on all accounts. The driver of the SUV is an idiot, should suffer great public humiliation, prison and permanent revocation of his driving privilege. The news media should make an example of this guy and others who drive irresponsibly and with no regard for motorcyclists.

  • jrg601

    job well done

  • rubin torres

    me and my two cousins were 3 of about 6 people who chased him on the highway and boxed him in and pulled him out. He was drunk out of his mind and so was his passenger. we waited until Hollywood PD showed up and left because we had planned a fishing trip and there was enough witnesses. I am an armed security officer but was not caring today! I will be from now on! you never now what type of craziness could happen. Im glad to hear the biker is still fighting. I will never forget what I saw today. Just glad we were able to catch that drunken idiot…

    Rubin Torres, Jonny, and Mark Lozano.

    • yokolee

      Good JOB!, God bless

      • rausky


    • abootnkiki

      “my two cousins and I”;”carrying”;”know”;……I’m glad you didnt stick around,they would have asked you to write a statement….lmao

  • Phil Landers

    Last year in Coral Springs citizens helped catch a hit and run driver also. How many hit and run drivers are still roaming the streets in unsolved cases so far this year alone in Dade? I’ll say about 5. That’s 5 out of the 8 – 2011 Dade hit and run incidents and I think I’m being generous.

  • Beatriz Diaz

    I’m very proud of my grandsons Ruben Torres
    Jonny and Mark Lozano much love!

    • rausky

      Good job guys. You did the right thing. This drunken moron should be put away for at least twenty five years! Grandma, you raised them right!

  • David Aronson

    I haven’t spoken to Ythak’s wife yet but I’m sure she and his children are very grateful that those drivers got involved and caught the guy!

    • John Roxey

      We would like to know how he is and maybe visit.

      John and Pat

      • David Aronson

        The family is trying to contact you. Ytzhak is doing much better and the doctors are saying he will make a complete recovery! Great news!

  • John Roxey

    I’m John Roxey,the biker that yanked the drived out.Everyone who followed and got involved should be commended.The three young guys who helped box the car in did an outstanding jo.More young people should get involved.The other witness who stayed with me is on active duty in the Army.He had his wife and child with him and he still followed and helped detatin the driver and passenger.The wife and I send our prayers out to the family.

    • LM

      I’m a fellow (well, female) motorcycle rider and you guys are my heroes! Were it not for your courageous actions, chances are very good that this guy would never have been caught. We need more people like you in South Florida who are willing to take a risk and stand up for what is right. Thank you and God bless you! My thoughts are with the victim and his family. May he make a speedy and full recovery.

    • Phil Landers

      You are a solid human being sir and the world needs more like you and the others that helped. Thank you for setting a good example.

    • Maria

      Dear Mr. Roxey,
      I would like to take this opportunity to Thank you so much along with the rest of the Heroes that accompanied you to catch this man. There are no words to express the way that you all reacted except to say that it came from the heart. May the Lord Bless and keep everyone of you along with all your loved ones. It is so wonderful to know that there are still people who do not just stand by and watch or just ignore situations. I know that Mr. Hartzy will be very grateful for what all you gentleman have done for him . I would like to know your information maybe a telephone number so I may give it to him when he is better. Again many Blessings and Thanks.

    • David

      The family is trying to contact you. Ytzhak is doing much better and the doctors are saying he will make a complete recovery! Great news

  • Chris

    Great job, John! I hope you told this coward what you thought of him as the wimp was in your headlock!

  • Rodney Cochran

    I am grateful to have called Ytzhak (Isaac) Hartzy a dear friend for more than 12 years. He is more like a brother than a friend. He has a wife and children, owns his own business, is devoted to his strong faith in God, he is a true gentleman, he has character and loyally, he has always been there for me and others with his experience, strength, and hope, but most of all he is a good man, a man of his word. He little deserved what happened to him Sunday morning. Corey Seltenright on the other hand is a spineless, gutless coward, a poor excuse for a human being. What he did and didn’t do was something he will have to live with for the rest of his life. At some point I’m sure I will have forgiveness for Corey, but at this time I only have a feeling of emptiness for such a selfish, uncaring, wothless individual. I have no guilt or reservation when I say I hate and despise the disease of alcoholism and effects and toll it inflicts on innocent victims such as my friend through no fault of their own.
    Many thanks to all the brave people who risked their lives and well being for a just cause. My hat goes off to you. Always know you did the next right thing.
    Please keep Isaac and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

  • Jerry

    I ride a motorcycle and I hope if something like this ever happens to me there will be good folks like you out there to help me. I lost a friend a month ago when a drunk driver turned in front of him while he was riding his motorcycle. It was a drunk driver that hit him, who also ran away on foot from the accident. The police caught him hiding in some woods near the accident. My friend died at the scene.

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