Friday, June 22, 2018
Public safety

Tampa girl hit by car, critically injured

TAMPA — Police have identified the 8-year-old girl stuck by a car Sunday morning while crossing Busch Boulevard as Jayla Shubbar.

The girl was in surgery late Sunday afternoon.

Tampa police said Shubbar was previously listed in critical condition after being struck while crossing Busch near N Brooks Street.

Police said the girl and her 12-year-old sister, who has not been identified, were on their way to a gas station convenience store when they crossed without using a crosswalk.

Cars in two of the lanes stopped for the girls, allowing them to pass, but the driver in the innermost lane did not see them. The crash was reported at 10:46 a.m.

The girl is at Tampa General Hospital with a broken femur and head injuries.

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: Jayla Shubbar died Sunday after she was hit by a car while trying to cross Busch Boulevard with her 12-year-old sister. Because of incorrect information supplied by Tampa police, a news brief Monday misspelled her name.

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