TAMPA, Florida — Two children were hurt Tuesday afternoon when they were struck by a car while crossing a busy Tampa roadway during rush hour, according to Tampa Police.

  • Happened at North Mayfield Avenue, East Dr. MLK Jr. Boulevard
  • Boy, 12, and girl, 7, incurred nonlife-threatening injuries
  • Children were not using crosswalk, investigators say

The crash happened at the intersection of East Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and North Mayfield Avenue just after 5 p.m. Officers said the boy, 12, and his sister, 7, were crossing East Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard, heading north.

The children successfully crossed the eastbound lanes, and some vehicles stopped for them as they were crossing the westbound lanes. But just before they made it across, a driver did not see them and struck them as they walked into the final lane.

The two children were not walking in a crosswalk, according to police.

That driver remained at the scene and was not charged in the crash.

Both children were taken to a hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.

No further information has been released.