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Release Number: 09-055

For Immediate Release

Public Information Office

February 27, 2009

Debbie Carter:

(813) 247-8060




Victim:  Jamilex Velasquez, dob: 07-02-01 (female)

             1131 Blue Sky Place, Dover


Driver: Maricela Rosales, dob: 10-18-81

            4309 Upper Meadow Rd, Mulberry


Vehicle: 2004 Jeep


Traffic crash involving pedestrian


Friday, February 27, 2009 at 7:36 a.m.


Sydney Dover Rd and GWaltney Place


The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office responded to a traffic crash this morning at 7:36 a.m. involving a 7 year child that was struck by a 2004 Jeep.  The driver of the Jeep was traveling west bound on Sydney Dover Rd. The child was chasing after a dog and ran from behind a parked vehicle into the path of the 2004 Jeep.  The driver of the Jeep took evasive action however, struck the child and the child landed on the grassy edge of the roadway.  The child received minor injuries and was transported to Tampa General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 


The driver of the Jeep will not be cited in the accident.