Hit-and-run driver injures 2-year-old boy in Broward, grandfather says

Hit-and-run driver injures 2-year-old boy in Broward, grandfather says

OAKLAND PARK, Fla. – A grandfather said detectives and deputies were searching for the hit-and-run driver who injured his two-year-old grandson on Thursday evening in Broward County.

According to Gerdy St. Louis, a spokeswoman for the Broward Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to an area near the intersection of Northwest 43 Street and Fifth Avenue in Oakland Park.

A BSO deputy was carrying a baby who was wearing a magenta pink top while holding another child’s hand.

11 p.m. report

Detectives are investigating a hit-and-run crash that left a boy injured on Thursday afternoon in Broward County. The boy’s grandfather said he is just two years old.

Oakland Park Fire Rescue personnel decided the boy needed treatment at a nearby hospital. St. Louis said the child suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

St. Louis did not release a description of the vehicle involved, nor was she able to confirm a dispatcher’s report that a sports utility vehicle struck a toddler who was taken to Broward Health Medical Center for treatment.

Crime scene tape surrounded a parked black Toyota Camry nearby. There was a pair of black, white, and red Nautica sneakers on the trunk of the Toyota. The driver’s side window was open.


There was also a white bag on the road that had red stains.

Deputies investigate a hit-and-run crash injuring a child on Thursday afternoon in Broward County. (Tim McFarland/Local 10 News)

Jason Paul, who lives in the area, said the hit-and-run driver should have stopped. He suspects the driver was speeding.

“They have to get the police in this area watching the people speeding,” Paul said.

Deputies were asking anyone with information about the case to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.


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