Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 12-525

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • December 31, 2012
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    Minivan Accident Involving Boy

    Five year old boy ran into the street and was struck by motorist.
    • Saturday
    • December 29, 2012
    • Time: 9:10 PM
    • 21st Avenue SE and 23rd Street SE
    • Ruskin, Florida


    • 5 year old boy


    A 5 year-old boy is in stable condition at Tampa General Hospital, after suffering a broken femur bone. The boy was struck by a minivan at 21st Ave SE and 23rd St SE in Ruskin just after 9pm on Saturday. While the boy was visiting an end of the year neighborhood party, he suddenly darted across the street after seeing his mother and cousin on the other side of the road. He ran in front of the minivan when he was hit, trying to get to his family. He suffered a gash to the head but was conscious and crying at the scene. He was able to move his arms and legs. The boy was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital.
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