Boy Killed in Dania Beach Hit-and-Run
On December 8 two brothers were hit by a gray Toyota Tacoma as they were walking home on Bryan Road from a school basketball game in Dania Beach. The accident happened a few blocks away from their house, with the driver of the vehicle failing to stop to help. The younger of the two brothers, who was eight years old, eventually succumbed to his injuries after being on life support for over a week. The older brother remains in the hospital.
Broward County Crime Stoppers are offering a $5,500 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the driver.
Being hit by a 2,000 to 3,000 lb vehicle usually results in serious injuries if not death. There are many reasons why a driver may leave the scene of an accident, including being afraid, not having auto insurance, not holding a valid driver’;s license, or being under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Regardless, it is inexcusable and unacceptable behavior, no matter the reason.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a hit-and-run driver you would be well advised to contact an experienced Florida personal injury attorney with experience in pedestrian and auto accidents. A qualified attorney will help you secure the compensation you deserve, as well as the help you need to recover.