POMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Deputies have released a more accurate description of a car that they said was involved in a fatal hit-and-run in Pompano Beach.
According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, 55-year-old Alvin Tubbs was fatally struck by two cars while riding his bicycle near 33rd Street and North Dixie Highway, between Copans and Sample roads, just after 8 p.m., last Saturday.
Officials said the driver of the first car, a 1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass, stopped to make sure the rider was OK.
“One person did the right thing. The first driver who struck him tried to avoid the collision, didn’t, and she stayed on scene,” said BSO spokesperson Joy Oglesby.
But before that motorist was able to render aid, officials said, the second vehicle hit the victim and dragged him about 50 feet.
“The second person came in behind and ended up striking the bicyclist a second time and then dragging him,” said Oglesby, “and that’s the problem. That person left. This is now a hit-and-run.”
Investigators said the driver of the second car may have opened their door and realized they had hit a person before taking off.
Tubbs was pronounced dead after he was taken to Broward Health North.
Detectives are now looking for a car described as a metallic beige Toyota Corolla, made between 2003 and 2008.
Officials said it will likely have damage on the left front fender area.
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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