Riverview student hit by SUV, facing life-threatening injuries

RIVERVIEW - A middle school student was critically injured after she was hit by a vehicle in Riverview Friday morning.

The victim, 13-year-old Andrea Bower, was taken to Tampa General Hospital shortly after 8:30 a.m.

The crash occurred at Bloomingdale Avenue and La Brisa Drive Road. Bower was crossing Bloomingdale to catch her school bus when she was hit by a 1996 Ford SUV.

The driver, Stephanie Akins of Riverview, was not injured.

The crash was witnessed by a number of students.

Bower is an eighth-grade student at Giunta Middle School.

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