14-Year-Old Boy Hospitalized After Being Struck By Cab In Front Of His School
A 14-year-old boy was injured when he was struck by a cab in front of his school, authorities said.
The victim was attempting to cross a Cooper City Street when the TLC vehicle plowed into him near the corner of NW101st Street, Florida Highway Patrol officials said.
“The car collided with the child and dragged him halfway down the street from 150th to 149th Street,” said a 31-year-old crossing guard who added that the boy did not have the light when he dashed into the street.
The crossing guard said, she was on the opposite side of the street when the children began crossing with the light, but added she ordered them to halt at the median separating the north and southbound lanes when it was clear the signal was about to change.
The victim, a sixth-grader at a Broward County Academy, may have been chasing a friend who darted across the southbound lanes when he was struck, police sources said.
The victim was rushed to Broward Hospital, where he currently remains in critical condition, officials said.
The driver of the cab remained on the scene, according to police. It was not immediately clear if he would be charged with a crime or issued a summons.
Accident attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to this unfortunate crash. “This is a serious accident resulting in injuries. 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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