Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 16-042

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 3, 2016
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    Traffic Fatality

    Pedestrian stumbled in front of a bus.
    • Tuesday
    • February 2, 2016
    • Time: 4:05 PM
    • Sinclair Hills Road / 24th Street
    • Tampa

    Pedestrian:

    Harry Wilson (Fatality)
    DOB: 07/11/43
    3110 Holp Tl.
    Lutz

    Vehicle:

    • 2007 International School Bus  
    • School District of Hillsborough County

    Driver:

    Miguel Leonidas Ardila-Polo
    DOB: 08/16/1979
    18329 Bridal Club Drive
    Lutz

    Details:

    On 02/02/16 at 4:05 pm, Harry Wilson was on the north side of Sinclair Hills just west of 24th St North.  Mr. Ardila-Polo was driving the school bus westbound on Sinclair Hills with 2 student passengers.  As the bus passed Mr. Wilson, Mr. Wilson stumbled off of the sidewalk, southbound and into the roadway. Mr. Ardila-Polo saw Mr. Wilson stumble and attempted to swerve to the left to avoid Mr. Wilson. Mr. Wilson stumbled into the right rear side of the bus and was  knocked to the ground. He suffered head injuries and was transported to Florida Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The bus stopped immediately at the scene.

    The students were not injured. Alcohol is suspected to have contributed to the pedestrian's actions. Next of kin was notified. This crash remains under investigation.
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