A 13-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle on December 29 and sadly succumbed to his injuries. The child was riding a bicycle in Fort Lauderdale when he was hit.
Officials say that the accident was reported just after 8:00 p.m. The incident occurred on Northwest 19th Street. The child was riding his bicycle with a friend in the eastbound lanes of the street. A 19-year-old man was driving a vehicle and hit the children. Both riders were taken to a local hospital and the 13-year-old later passed away.
Authorities say that the man did not stop after he hit the bicyclists. He was caught a short-time after the accident by police officers who located his vehicle in Lauderhill.
The child who lost his life was a student at Dillard 6-12. He was a football player remembered as being quiet by engaged in school. A school board member said that the boy had a bright future. The condition of the second victim was not released to the media.
The driver, a senior at Academic Solutions Academy High School, has been charged with failure to stop at an accident involving serious bodily injury, failure to stop at an accident involving a death, and operating a vehicle without a valid license.
If you have been involved in a bicycle accident in Fort Lauderdale, call our office to arrange a free case evaluation. We will advise you of your legal options and help you make the best decisions pertaining to your case.