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Motorcyclist Arrested In Crash That Killed Florida Boy, 7

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Florida authorities arrested a motorcyclist who they said had fled after striking a 7-year-old boy, killing him.

The Florida Highway Patrol said in a news release that the boy was crossing a road in a residential neighborhood of Port St. Lucie, Florida, when he was hit by the motorcycle.

The motorcyclist fled the scene and the child died from his injuries at a hospital, authorities said.

The law enforcement agency later said the driver, 19, arrived at the St. Lucie police department and surrendered to officers, admitting to his involvement in the crash.

He was charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving death. Authorities also recovered the motorcycle at a residence not far from the scene of the crash.


Attorney Jason Weisser of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck responded to distracted driving.  “In my many years as a Personal Injury Lawyer I’ve helped many victims that were injured because someone was distracted and crashed into their vehicles.  If you’ve been injured by someone because they weren’t paying attention to the road, please call me so I can help you get compensation for your damages.”

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