MIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) - The driver of a van connected to a hit-and-run accident in Miramar, which sent a 7-year-old boy to the hospital, has surrendered.
Sixty-three-year-old Milton Walker turned himself in to Miramar Police, Wednesday afternoon. According to police, Walker, who has been remorseful, admitted to being the driver and was charged.
According to investigators, 7-year-old Jayden McFarlane was struck by a green and silver Chevrolet Astro van while riding his bicycle, on Nov. 20, near Tropicana Street and Desoto Drive. Surveillance video recorded the moment the boy was hit.
“I feel like somebody is literally punching my lungs because I couldn’t breathe,” said Felissa McFarlane, the boy’s mother. “I fell out on the floor. My son has never been one to be sick. He’s never been hospitalized from the day he was born, and to see him laying there, he’s not answering, he don’t know who I am.”
Jayden was taken to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital with significant injuries to his neck and head. He has since been released from the hospital, and doctors believe he will be OK.
One neighbor hopes this incident will at least lead to the installation of speed bumps in the neighborhood. “He’s doing better,” said neighbor Maria Pinto. “He has a little bleeding on the brain. They’re monitoring him, but he’s fully conscious. No broken bones, thank the good Lord Jesus. This is really crazy. If we could get speed bumps here, that would be great.”
Meanwhile, McFarlane has a message for the driver of the van. “It hurts really bad, and for somebody to hit him and go home, to their house, their family, not knowing if he was OK, like, are you even human?” she said.
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