A 13-year-old boy suffered minor injuries Tuesday morning after he was hit by a vehicle while riding his bike in Tampa.
According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred shortly after 8 a.m. at the intersection of West Waters Avenue and Riverwood Boulevard.
Deputies believe the boy was riding his bicycle when a vehicle at the intersection turned and struck him.
The boy received minor abrasions to his hands and was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital to be checked out.
The driver was not cited.
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