Teenager Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver

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.

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Michael Steinger

Michael Steinger

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MICHAEL S. STEINGER, founding partner of Steinger, Greene & Feiner, believes in representing real people, not big businesses. Since the firm’s creation in 1997, Steinger, Greene & Feiner has never represented an insurance company or large corporation, and he vows to keep this promise. Over the course of his career, Michael has handled thousands of Florida accident cases, recovering millions of dollars for his clients and earning him membership into the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Staying up-to-date on the ever-evolving laws protecting injury victims and their families, Michael is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Palm Beach, and St. Lucie Bar Associations, and sits on the Auto Insurance Committee of the Florida Justice Association.