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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-054

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 14, 2017
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    Traffic Crash With Injuries

    The student was struck by a motorcyclist on the sidewalk.
    • Monday
    • February 13, 2017
    • Time: 2:15 PM
    • 15th Street North
    • Tampa, Florida

    Pedestrian:

    Diamies Muniz
    DOB: 04/03/06

    Vehicle: 80cc Honda Motorcycle

    Driver: Rico Nicole Vickers
    DOB: 11/22/97

    Details:

    On February 13, 2017 at 2:15 p.m., a Hillsborough County School Bus was unloading students from Shaw Elementary School on 15th Street N. in front of Shadow Pines apartments., north of 122nd Avenue East.

    Diamies Muniz exited his school bus onto the west sidewalk of north 15th Street and was struck by a red, 80cc Honda motorcycle that was traveling southbound on sidewalk. The driver of the motorcycle, Rico Nicole Vickers, was passing the stopped school bus on the sidewalk and attempted to avoid striking the student by laying the motorcycle down, but struck him in the legs. Muniz
    was transported to TGH.

    Vickers was going to go to the hospital with family members due to contusions to the face and head. She was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

    Vickers was charged with Failing to Stop for Unloading School Bus, Driving Vehicle on Sidewalk, Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle, Driving While License Suspended or Revoked w/ Knowledge.
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