Police search for hit-and-run driver who struck mom, toddler in Tampa

TAMPA — A hit-and-run driver struck a mother walking with her toddler to day care Thursday morning.

Dana Franklin, 22, was walking south across Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard carrying her 1-year-old to Today's Child day care, at 2150 MLK Blvd., when a black SUV traveling west hit them.

The SUV fled the scene. Police said it's now missing its driver's side mirror and may have a broken driver's side headlight.

Franklin had minor injuries, and her toddler, Jalaya McClinton, did not appear injured, police said. Both were taken to Tampa General Hospital as detectives investigated.

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Police search for hit-and-run driver who struck mom, toddler in Tampa 10/29/09 [Last modified: Thursday, October 29, 2009 11:43am]

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