Tampa Police Investigating Pedestrian Crash Involving Child

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DATE/TIME: November 15, 2016 at 7:10 a.m. 

LOCATION: Florida Avenue and Hollywood Street 

PEDESTRIAN: Vanessa Marquez, DOB: 2/4/2008 


Tampa Police officers responded to a crash involving an 8-year-old pedestrian on November 15. Vanessa Marquez was walking eastbound on Hollywood Street to school with a sibling when she stepped off of the curb and into Florida Avenue. The passenger side rear view mirror of a blue BMW travelling southbound on Florida Avenue struck the child in her face. Tampa Police officers and Tampa Fire medics responded to the scene. Marquez was transported to Tampa General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

At this time, it does not appear that the driver in this crash will be cited. 

Janelle McGregor