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Boy, 9, alert after being struck by vehicle on Bruce B. Downs

By Times staff

TAMPA — A 9-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard near Bearss Avenue on Thursday, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

The child suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The boy was alert and conscious at the hospital, deputies said.

The driver stayed at the scene of the incident and is cooperating, the Sheriff’s Office said.

There may be road closures in the area during the investigation. No other details were released.