Good Samaritan struck near Fort Lauderdale while aiding injured motorcyclist

NEAR FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) — A man who was trying to render aid to an injured motorcyclist near Fort Lauderdale was taken to the hospital after, authorities said, he was struck by a passing SUV that fled the scene, early Saturday morning.

According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the good Samaritan had rushed over to help with a separate accident involving a motorcycle that had struck the rear bumper of a pickup truck, near West Broward Boulevard and Southwest 29th Terrace, at around 2:30 a.m.

Officials said, while the good Samaritan was standing on the edge of the road, he and the motorcycle were hit by a Chrysler Pacifica.

Investigators said that driver refused to stop for blocks. The motorist continued west on West Broward Boulevard and turned north on Northwest 30th Avenue, where the vehicle became disabled. The driver and passengers of the SUV then took off on foot.

The good Samaritan and the driver of the motorcycle were transported to Broward Health Medical Center. They’re both expected to be OK.

Detectives are currently trying to track down the driver of the Pacifica.

If you have any information on this hit-and-run, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.

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