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Christopher Borrego of Delray Beach, Florida Involved in Hit-and-Run Collision that Injures One

Christopher Borrego of Delray Beach, Florida was involved in a DUI hit-and-run crash that injured one person on Sunday, news sources report. Information regarding the 21-year-old victim’s identity was not immediately available following the incident. Borrego, 22, was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on charges of reckless driving, hit and run, fleeing police, and DUI involving property damage. A judge set his bail bond at $34,500. The press did not specify an attorney for Borrego.

According to reports, the accident occurred around 1:30 Sunday morning at the intersection of Lake Worth Road and Military Trail in Greenacres, which is regulated by a traffic light. Sources say Borrego was southbound in his Hyundai on Military Trail when he made a left turn onto Lake Worth Road through a red light. He allegedly crashed into the victim’s Honda while making the turn.

Both vehicles sustained heavy damage in the collision, reports say. The victim sustained an injury to his head; reports did not say whether the victim was taken to the hospital for treatment or if he was treated at the scene. An update on the victim’s condition was not immediately available at press time.

Meanwhile, reports say Borrego left the scene, only to return shortly after. An officer who had arrived at the scene spotted Borrego’s damaged vehicle at the intersection and began pursuit, sources say. Borrego turned down Military Trail and fled from the officer, allegedly reaching speeds upwards of 100 miles per hour. During the pursuit, Borrego allegedly cut off other drivers and forced them to brake or swerve to avoid a collision. It does not appear from reports as though any other crashes occurred as a result of the reckless driving.

Eventually, Borrego turned onto Forest Hill Boulevard in Palm Springs and pulled his vehicle into a Chevron gas station, sources indicate. Police took Borrego, who allegedly reeked of alcohol, into custody. Borrego reportedly declined to take a breath test, claimed there “was no crash,” and stated that his car was “like that when my friend let me hold it,” sources say. Borrego later allegedly said, “I don’t care, this ain’t my first time getting in trouble.” He eventually stopped talking to officers, citing the Fifth Amendment.

Not all injuries are caused by car accidents, particularly around the 4th of July holiday. A Lauderhill man sustained serious injuries on Thursday after a firework discharged near his face, reports say. Information regarding the victim’s identity was not immediately available following the accident. Police are currently conducting an investigation into the incident, but have not said whether negligence played a role or if they will file any charges.

According to reports, the incident occurred around 8:45 on the evening of the 4th of July. The victim was setting fireworks off out front of his home in the 8600 block of Northwest 45th Court at the time. While the details are still sketchy, sources say one of the fireworks discharged near the victim’s face. The victim was taken to Broward General Medical Center, where he received treatment for third-degree facial burns and hearing loss.

Sources: 7.7.13 Borrego Hit-and-Run.pdf, 7.7.13 Firework Accident.pdf.

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