A 5-year-old child is dead after being struck by a SUV in Boynton Beach, according to the Boynton Beach Police Department.
The accident happened at the intersection of Miner Road and West Federal Highway. According to witnesses, the child was struck during a high-speed police chase on Minor Road.
The child was transported to Delray Medical Center and he died from his injuries.
According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, the driver of the white SUV that struck and killed the 5-year-old has been identified as 20-year-old man from Boynton Beach.
Officials reporting the crash say the man who was fleeing from Boynton Beach police was traveling westbound on Miner Road. He lost control of the SUV when attempting to make a right turn onto northbound Summit Road. The vehicle went onto the sidewalk striking 5-year-old Jayden Readon.
The man continued fleeing police until the vehicle came to a stop and he tried to flee on foot.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said later that the suspect was arrested by the Boynton Beach police on charges of vehicle homicide, felony murder, driving without a driver’s license causing death and leaving the scene of a fatal crash. He is currently in police custody.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in a fatality. We hope the investigators can quickly determine what caused the accident. Please be careful and obey the speed limits whenever you are driving a motorcycle, car, SUV or truck. We hope that all parties involved consult with an experienced trial lawyer. If you have been injured in an accident, call my office for a free consultation and find out what your rights are.”
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