9-year-old Injured in Hit and Run
A hit and run accident has left a 9-year-old boy injured when a car struck him and failed to stop on Thursday night.
According to Coral Gables Police Officer Kelly Denham, the boy, accompanied by his father, had been riding his bicycle in the 1100 block of South Greenway Drive at the time of the accident. The boy got off his bike in order to look at a sign when a white Honda Civic with a dark hood struck the boy.
The vehicle continued driving westbound and did not stop after striking the child.
The boy, whose name has not been released by authorities, was taken to Miami Children’s Hospital with broken bones. He is currently listed in stable condition.
There are few things more horrifying to a parent than to watch their child get hurt and then watch the person who is responsible callously drive away. Whether it is a lack of awareness, indifference or fear that causes a person to run after hitting and injuring another motorist, bicyclist, or pedestrian, it’s a serious crime and it’s a very serious charge once that person is finally caught.
The person responsible for injuring this child is definitely guilty of a crime. Because the driver failed to stop, it is almost guaranteed that the courts will decide on the side of the child and his family simply because the driver committed a hit-and-run. No one should ever be tempted to flee the scene of an accident if they hit someone with their vehicle.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a hit-and-run accident in the Miami area, you need to have a qualified attorney to give you solid legal advice working on your side.
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