8-year-old Jayla Shubbar dies after being struck by a car while crossing Busch Boulevard in Tampa

TAMPA - An 8-year-old struck by a car on Busch Boulevard on Sunday passed away hours later during surgery.

Tampa Police says around 10:46 a.m. Jayla Shubbar was walking across Busch near 14th Street with her sister and a friend when a car hit her.

Officers say the girls, who were heading to a nearby convenience store, were not crossing the street in a designated crosswalk.

Paramedics transported Jayla to Tampa General Hospital in critical condition. They say she was suffering from internal and head injuries. Jayla was pronounced dead Sunday night while undergoing emergency surgery.

Detectives are investigating the incident as a tragic accident. Neither the driver of the car that hit Jayla nor her mother, who was home at the time of the accident, are expected to be charged with a crime.



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