TAMPA (FOX 13) - A morning traffic accident sent a 15-year-old girl to the hospital in Tampa Wednesday.
The accident happened just before 6:30 a.m., not far from Leto High School.
According to preliminary information released by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s office, the teen stepped into the path of a car on Linebaugh Avenue west of Hennesey Place.
The driver struck the girl, who was transported to the hospital for treatment of what “appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries”, an HCSO spokesperson said.
Authorities reported the teen was not in a crosswalk when she was struck.
FOX 13 confirmed she is a student with Hillsborough County Public Schools.
We will continue with updates as they become available.