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Boy in Coma After Being Run Over By A Broward County Bus

Posted on May 17, 2013

A 14-year-old Pompano Beach boy run over by a Broward County bus is in a medically induced coma and remains in critical condition, according to an attorney hired by the boy’s family.

Although investigators are still piecing together why the tragedy happened, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that investigators say the boy had run ahead of his mother to stop the bus and had jumped on to the vehicle’s side. One witness claimed that the bus driver closed the bus door on the boy’s arm as he tried to get aboard the bus. The witness, who was sitting in the front seat of the bus, claimed the bus kept moving, despite screams from the passengers for the bus driver to stop the vehicle.

The boy reportedly held on for about a minute before he lost his grip and fell under the bus. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office reports that he was run over by at least one of the wheels of the bus.

The boy was rushed to Broward Health Medical Center. He is currently being treated for multiple fractures to his face, ribs and ankle, according to the family’s attorney. The boy is still in the pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the hospital.

According to the Sentinel, the 55-year-old driver of the bus could be prosecuted if it is determined he acted criminally by not stopping. According to personnel records, the 12-year veteran bus driver has been involved in two minor accidents during his years on the job.

The Jacksonville bus accident attorneys at Farah & Farah in hope for the full recovery of the boy involved in this tragic accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving public transportation, it is essential that you contact our law firm to assure that your legal rights are protected. We have access to resources that allow us to independently investigate your accident and a legal team dedicated to seeing that you are fairly compensated for damages.

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