DEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Three people, including an infant, were transported to the hospital after their car was left mangled in a hit-and-run crash near a railroad in Deerfield Beach.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office received calls for help in the area of Southwest 10th Street and Dixie Highway, just after 1 a.m., Wednesday.
According to BSO, they arrested 45-year-old Eric Meyer, who they believe is responsible for the hit-and-run crash.
Meyer was arrested around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, in his Deerfield Beach home.
Witnesses calling 911 initially thought the vehicle had been hit by a passing train.
When deputies responded to the scene, they found a mangled silver Toyota Camry.
The driver of the sedan and two other passengers, including a child, were rushed to a nearby hospital.
Two adults were transported to Broward Health North in serious condition. The infant was transported to Broward Health Medical Center in serious condition, but 7News was told he will survive.
The car has since been towed from the scene.
The other driver fled the scene.
“It’s sad, you know,” said a neighbor. “It’s tough because I know him. He’s a good guy. He’s not like, you know, he works all day. I don’t know what happened, but he make it worse by not staying there, you know.”
“It was horrendous, you know,” one man said. “I woke up and saw it and could not believe it.”
Surveillance video showed another driver turning around to help the victims of the crash.
Investigators shut down 10th Street, just east of the railroad. The roadway has since reopened.
According to neighbors, deputies woke them up.
“Who knows what he had in his head,” said a neighbor. “The only thing I know is that cops came in and wake everybody up at 3 in the morning. They were here all day like waiting for him. They knew he was here. He didn’t want to come out. I feel sorry for the little kid. It’s an accident. Everybody is suffering from both sides.”
Meyer faces five counts of failure to stop/remain at the scene of a crash with serious bodily injuries, six counts of reckless driving causing serious bodily injuries and one count of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.
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