Police investigate hit-and-run that injured 2 tourists in Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are investigating a hit-and-run that injured two Norwegian tourists in Fort Lauderdale Beach.

The incident was caught on surveillance video and occurred near Rock Bar, along the 200 block of South Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, at approximately 4:14 a.m., Thursday.

“It’s a horrible thing, horrible accident,” tourist Daniel Mulatrn said. “The driver should be responsible enough to stop and make sure everything is OK and not just drive away. That’s irresponsible.”

The victims could be seen walking on the sidewalk after leaving a nearby bar when they stumbled onto the roadway.

Fort Lauderdale Police describe the suspect vehicle as a two-door red Porsche.

The vehicle was traveling northbound when it ran them over, and the driver did not stop to assist the injured victims and continued northbound, police said.

Surveillance video showed good Samaritans rushing to the victims’ aid until first responders arrived.

Both victims were transported to Broward Health Medical Center with serious injuries.

“I mean it’s awful,” tourist Karen Patton said. “I mean, I feel sorry for their families, and it’s terrible.”

The tourists were visiting from Norway, but their identities are not being released due to the investigation.

If you have any information regarding this hit-and-run or have witnessed the incident, 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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