Driver in Miramar hit-and-run that injured boy surrenders

MIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) - The driver of a van in connection to a hit-and-run accident in Miramar, which sent a 7-year-old boy to the hospital, Sunday, has surrendered.

That young boy, Jayden McFarlane, is currently recovering in the hospital after, investigators said, he was hit while riding his bicycle by a driver in a green and silver Chevrolet Astro van, Sunday morning.

“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.”

Miramar Police said they located the green van involved in this case on Monday afternoon, and at around 5:45 p.m., the driver of the van came forward.

The hit-and-run happened near Tropicana Street and Desoto Drive. Surveillance video was recording when the boy was hit.

“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,” said McFarlane. “He’s not answering; he don’t know who I am.”

Jayden was taken to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and has significant injuries to his neck and head, but doctors believe he will be OK.

One neighbor hopes this will push speed bumps to be implemented 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.

No charges or arrests have been filed as yet. Police continue to investigate.

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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