News: 12-year-old struck by vehicle while walking dog in Florahome


FLORAHOMA, FL – A 12-year-old boy was seriously injured when he was hit by a vehilce while walking his dog in Florahome on Tuesday.

According to WCJB, the victim was hit while walking on Tinsley Road.

Police say the 21-year-old driver collided with a truck before hitting the boy and the dog. The child was rushed to UF Health Shands with two broken legs.

This story is still developing. We do not know at this time if the driver responsible will face any charges. Our team will update this blog with the latest information as it is made publicly available.

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