News: Driver fatally strikes toddler in Town ‘n’ Country


TAMPA, FL – A 3-year-old toddler died after being hit by a vehicle in the Town ‘n’ Country district early on Thursday. 

This collision occurred near Brennan Circle, according to a press release from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

Deputies responded to reports of an accident on northbound Sheldon Road near Brennan Circle shortly before 3:30 a.m. Responders rushed the toddler to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where he or she was pronounced dead. 

The driver who struck the child remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. No pending charges have been reported at this time. 

It is not immediately clear how the child got into the street in the middle of the night, though the HCSO suggested the child may have gotten out of an open door at the nearby Valencia Apartments. 

HCSO continues to investigate the tragedy. We will provide updates if they become available.

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