One child was killed in Miramar, Florida Wednesday when he was struck and run over by a hit-and-run driver, news reports indicate. The six-year-old child was crossing the street with his uncle at the time of the accident; during the crash he was thrown onto the hood of the car before the driver swerved, knocking the child off, and sped off. The boy was taken to the Memorial Regional Hospital, but he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving. An investigation into the hit-and-run accident is ongoing. So far, police have not identified the driver.
Reports say the accident occurred on Wednesday evening on Miramar Parkway. The child and his uncle were crossing the street after eating at a McDonalds restaurant. Sources say the uncle was carrying an infant as he crossed the road with the young boy; reports did not specify whether the group was crossing at a crosswalk. As they made their way across the street, a white sedan struck the child. The force of the impact threw the boy onto the hood of the car. The driver then swerved the car, throwing the boy back onto the road, then ran over the boy’s body and fled the scene.
Paramedics arrived at the accident site following the crash and rushed the victim to the Memorial Regional Hospital with critical injuries. Doctors pronounced him dead shortly after his arrival. Reports say the uncle and the infant were not involved in the violent crash. An investigation into the accident is ongoing, and it does not appear that police have any leads as to the identity of the suspect; they say they are on the lookout for a newer white sedan with damage to its hood and front end.
In other accident-related news, two people had to be extracted from their SUVs following a collision, reports say. The drivers, a man and a woman, have not yet been identified publicly; they were taken to an area hospital and their conditions were not immediately available following the crash. An investigation is ongoing, and at this time it does not appear as though either driver has been charged. It is not yet known what conditions led to the accident.
Reports say the accident occurred around 3:00 Wednesday afternoon Copans Road, near the intersection of Powerline Road. A witness on the scene said, “[The male driver] took out a pole, went over the median and ran these people [in the Mazda] over. He just hit them, took them out.” It is not clear what may have caused the driver to allegedly lose control of his vehicle.
Emergency workers had to pry open one of the driver’s doors and slice open the roof of the other driver’s vehicle in order to free the drivers. The rescue crews then transported both victims to a nearby hospital. Their conditions were not available Wednesday following the crash. Luckily, it does not appear as though either driver had passengers at the time of the accident.
An investigation into the collision remains ongoing. Reports say the eastbound lanes of Copans Road were semi-restricted as emergency teams cleared the scene.