7-year-old Jayden McFarlane is making a full recovery after he was struck by a van in Miramar, Florida, last weekend. McFarlane was riding his bike in front of his home on November 20 when a hit-and-run driver almost killed him.
He doesn’t remember much of the accident, only that his ankle, arm, and knee were “hurting bad,” but a neighbor’s surveillance camera captured the crash and shows the young boy getting run over by a speeding van.
The 1st grader survived the accident with a concussion, a broken collarbone and swollen ankle. His mother Felissa McFarlane told news sources that she’s grateful to have her boy home for Thanksgiving and that it feels like a miracle that her son not only survived, but only suffered minor injuries.
Jayden’s bicycle was destroyed in the accident, but he has no plans of quiting biking. He told the press that he was still going to ride a bike “but that guy [the hit-and-run driver] should pay for it.”
The unidentified driver has reportedly contacted Miramar Police Department, but he has not been arrested. According to news sources, Jayden’s mother is feeling frustrated because no arrests have been made. It is unclear if she has acquired the services of an attorney.
The legal status of another hit-and-run car crash was reported yesterday. The crash involved Ajinka Kelkar of Boca Raton, Florida. Kelkar, 21, faces felony charges for DUI manslaughter, leaving the scene of a crash involving a death, and vehicular homicide after he allegedly caused an accident that killed a man in July. He was ordered held in Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of a $200,000 bond.
Kelkar allegedly rear-ended a GMC Sierra into a 2001 Toyota on Okeechobee Boulevard in Boca Raton. The crash caused the Toyota’s driver Edgar Vasquez-Bolvito to sustain serious injuries and led to the death of his passenger, Victor Cuxon-Bolvito.