An 8-year-old boy was seriously injured when he was hit by car while riding his bicycle, Tampa police said.

The crash happened at about 2:15 p.m. at the intersection of Linebaugh and Taliaferro avenues.

Police said the boy was riding his bicycle north on Taliaferro Avenue when he rode into the vehicle's path. Witnesses said the driver was not speeding at the time.

Police say the boy was not wearing a helmet at the time, and that some of his injuries appear to be from hitting his head on the pavement.

The boy is being treated at Tampa General Hospital.