A 17-year-old girl riding her bicycle near Riverview High School on Tuesday morning was hit by a car.
According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, the girl, who is a Riverview High student, was struck by an Acura sedan on Whispering Creek Boulevard near Balm Riverview Road just south of Boyette Road.
The driver of the Acura, a 23-year-old man, waited at the scene for deputies to arrive. According to officials, the man won’t be cited in the crash.
The crash occurred just before 7 a.m. The accident caused the roadway to be shut down for about an hour.
Authorities said the teen received non-life threatening injuries, however she was airlifted to an area hospital.
The crash is still being investigated.
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