SEFFNER — The Florida Highway Patrol is looking for a driver who struck a student riding their bike to Armwood High School on Monday morning.
The incident took place at about 9:10 a.m. at the intersection of Peach Avenue and E Hillsborough Avenue.
Juliano Thomas, 15, was riding his bike north on Peach Avenue, using a crosswalk to ride across E Hillsborough Avenue toward the school, according to the Highway Patrol.
Then a Toyota heading south on E Hillsborough Avenue struck the student, troopers said.
The car was driven by a woman who appeared to be 30 to 40 years of age, wearing a pink sweater. She stopped, briefly spoke to the student, then got back in her car and drove away.
Thomas suffered minor injuries but was not taken to a hospital for medical treatment. He was not wearing a bike helmet.
The Highway Patrol asks that anyone with information about this incident or this driver to call (813) 558-1800. They can also call Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay at (800) 873–8477, send an anonymous tip online to crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips app.