POMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Rescue crews transported a teenage boy to the hospital after, authorities said, he was struck near a high school in Pompano Beach by a driver who fled the scene, Friday afternoon.
According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the victim was riding a bicycle along a residential block on Northwest Sixth Avenue when he was struck by a white, four-door sedan, near 12th Street, just before 3 p.m.
Witness Dontavius Mack said he spotted the car before it even struck the teen. “I see the car just came from that direction, and it was just swerving in the middle,” said Dontavius Mack. “Then it just came flying down here as the boy was crossing the road. It just hit him, and he just flew off his bike.”
Witness Alice Love said the driver then took off. “It was bad, and the car kept going,” she said. “The car just took off. I see everybody running over to try to help him.”
“He was able to talk, but he was screaming,” said Mack.
The accident took place down the street from Blanche Ely High School, located at 1201 N.W. 6th Ave.
“I see him every morning on his bicycle going home from school,” said Love.
Paramedics transported the teen to Broward Health Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening.
“His arm was busted open,” said Mack.
Deputies shut down Northwest Sixth Avenue, just north of 10th Street, while they investigated. It was later reopened.
Deputies are searching for the driver. The motorists is believed to be driving a 2016 or 2017 Hyundai Genesis.
“They didn’t stop. They just kept going. They didn’t care,” said Mack. “There was blood over the front of the car.”
“They need to go to jail when they catch them. They need to be punished,” said Love.
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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