Vehicle hits woman, 2 children in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – A mother and her two boys were sent to area hospitals Wednesday after being struck by a vehicle in Tampa.

The incident occurred near the intersection of S. Dale Mabry Hwy and Wyoming Avenue.

Police say the family had attempted to cross S. Dale Mabry when they were struck by a car driving southbound. They were not using a crosswalk at the time of the incident.

All three pedestrians were hospitalized with injuries. The mother was left in critical condition. Her boys are expected to be okay.

Le’Area Wilkerson saw the aftermath.

“I saw them cross from the left side to the middle and I u-turned. When I turned to pull in I saw the three, the family of three, lying on the floor,” Wilkerson said.

“As I approached, I saw the guy on the phone panicking. So I took the phone from him to talk to 911, ’cause he wasn’t alert, aware. So I took the phone to talk to him.”

“All we can do is pray and it’s unfortunate. It’s a holiday, ya know,” said Rachael Briscoe, who knows the family.

No charges have been filed and no further information has been released at this time.

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