Police Ticket Driver Involved in Crash with Pedestrian

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DATE/TIME: January 14, 2014 at 6:55 a.m.

LOCATION: Crosswalk at Diana Street and 22nd Street

DRIVER: 47-year-old male

PEDESTRIAN: 12-year-old female


Tampa Police officers ticketed a driver this morning for hitting a child at a crosswalk. Shortly before 7 a.m., the 12-year-old female was walking to school with a group of friends. The group was crossing 22nd Street at a clearly marked crosswalk at Diana Street. The driver of a 2002 Chrysler was travelling southbound on 22nd Street and failed to stop for the victim who was walking behind the group. The victim was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle told police that he did not see the child crossing the street. Police officers cited him for Failure to Yield to a Pedestrian at a Crosswalk.

Janelle McGregor