Boy Undergoes Brain Surgery After Motorcycle Accident
A 6-year-old South Florida boy is still fighting for his life after being struck by a dirt bike near his home last week.
According to Police officials, 6-year-old D’Quell Boston ran into the street in the 1600 block of Northwest 23rd Avenue, just after 6:00 p.m. on Friday. Police said a car driving down the same street stopped to avoid hitting the child. A motorcyclist Brandon Dennis, who was directly behind the vehicle, was unable to stop. In order to avoid a collision with the car, he swerved his motorcycle around the vehicle and ended up hitting the child.
D’Quell was transported to Broward Health Medical Center in critical condition. According to the family, the boy has a fractured skull, a hole in his skull, a broken leg, and contusions all over his body. “They just had to rush him into surgery.”
According to witness accounts, Dennis attempted to flee the scene of the crash, however, was unable to do so because of damages to his motorcycle. Dennis was taken to Plantation General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The investigation is ongoing, and charges have yet to be filed against Dennis.
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