Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 10-034

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 27, 2010
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    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Twelve-Year-Old Bicyclist Killed In Crash

    Twelve-year-old bicyclist killed in traffic crash on Van Dyke Road and Currie Ford Drive.
    • Tuesday
    • January 26, 2010
    • Time: 6:45 PM
    • Van Dyke Road and Currie Ford Drive


    Mitchell Bowers,  DOB 4-27-97

    17611 Archland Pass



    Vehicle:  2001 Honda


    Bola Rezk-Alla,  DOB 8-19-92

    6623 Thoroughbred Loop


    Twelve-year-old Mitchell Bowers was riding a Raleigh bicycle west on Van Dyke Road within the bicycle lane approaching the intersection of Currie Ford Drive.  The 2001 Honda, driven by Bola Rezk-Alla was traveling the same direction on Van Dyke when the bicyclist turned left in front of the vehicle.  The driver of the Honda was unable to stop and struck the bicyclist.


    Mitchell Bowers was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital where he died from his injuries.
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