Spring breaker in coma after hit and run in Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - A spring breaker vacationing in South Florida was struck in the street by a hit-and-run driver and is now fighting for his life.

A driver hit 21-year-old Andrew Akers who was crossing West Broward Boulevard and Northwest First Avenue in Fort Lauderdale, Monday.

He was rushed to Broward Health Medical Center with injuries to his skull and is in a medically-induced coma.

Police are now searching for the hit-and-run driver.

Drew was visiting Fort Lauderdale for spring break from Indiana.

His parents flew to South Florida from Indiana to make a plea to find the person behind the driver.

“We’re overwhelmed by the kindness and love that we have been given, and we appreciate that so much,” said Drew’s mother Diane Akers. “Our main focus right now is just getting Drew back to health, so we can take him home.”

“If anyone has any information on this, please come forward with it,” said Drew’s father, Bill Akers. “We would just like to have justice served for my son.”

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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