On Monday, December 27 around 3p.m a hit and run at Wilton Manors Street in which a driver struck several children and fled the scene. Two children are dead, and four others are hospitalized, according to the authorities. Officials claimed during a news conference on Monday evening that two children died at the collision scene and four others were transported to Broward Medical Health Center, with some of them in severe condition. The Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue Batallion Fire Chief Stephen Gollan said the victims ranged in age from 2 to 10 years old.
While a Broward County Transit bus had stopped to drop off a passenger, a 2009 Honda Accord was going southbound on Ninth Avenue. The bus moved over to the side of the road to continue southward, merging into the right lane from the road’s edge. Officials said the Honda’s male driver refused to merge with the bus and cut in front of it. The Honda then turned right and went off the road, colliding with the victims on the sidewalk.
A 27-year-old man was arrested, accused of speeding around a Broward Transit bus, losing control, and overcorrecting onto a driveway where the children were walking with an adult relative, the driver never stopped to help the victims, instead fleeing the scene.
The 27-year-old man is facing plenty of accusations, including two counts of leaving the scene of a fatal collision, tampering with evidence, and driving while his license is suspended. He was also on probation in Broward County for burglary of a property.
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