Monday, January 22, 2018
Public safety

Hillsborough High student hit by car in Tampa

TAMPA — A 16-year-old Hillsborough High School student was rushed to the hospital with multiple injuries early Thursday after being hit by two cars near her school, police said.

The accident happened before sunrise, just after 7 a.m., at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Central Avenue.

The student, identified as Andra Glover, was in a crosswalk at Central and MLK Boulevard when she attempted to cross against a traffic light, police said. She was hit by one car, a gold Kia driven by Tiffany Werlinger of Seffner, and fell to the ground. She was then hit by a black Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Ulysses Williams of Tampa.

Both drivers stopped and no charges were immediately filed because they do not appear to be at fault, police said. Williams and Werlinger told investigators they had not seen the girl on the street.

Glover was conscious when police arrived. She was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital, where her condition was described as stable. Her injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, Tampa police spokeswoman Andrea Davis said.

Police shut down parts of both roads while they investigated. Detectives were trying to recover surveillance video from businesses along the intersection.

MLK Boulevard was closed from Interstate 275 to Florida Avenue in both directions, and Central Avenue was closed from N Bay Street to Lake Avenue.

Drivers were advised to avoid the area.

Earlier in the week, officers investigated another pedestrian crash reported before sunrise.

On Tuesday, Claudia McFarlane, 56, was walking north on Hillsborough Avenue when she crossed six lanes midblock, police said. Persylvia Singleton, 50, was driving a Ford Expedition and couldn't see McFarlane because she was wearing dark clothing.

Singleton struck McFarlane, who died at the scene, police said.

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