A young child remained hospitalized with critical injuries Saturday after he was hit by a dirt bike in Fort Lauderdale.
The accident happened Friday just before 6:40 p.m. in the 2300 block of Northwest 16th Street, police said. The injured child’s name and age have not been released.
In a news release issued Saturday, Fort Lauderdale police said the boy ran from the porch of a home on the north side of 16th Street toward the road. A car was heading west, but the driver saw the child and stopped.
A westbound dirt bike tried to pass the stopped car by veering into the eastbound lanes and hit the boy.
The driver of the 2006 off-road vehicle, 22-year-old Brandon Dennis, was thrown from the bike. He was taken to Plantation General Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.
The boy went to Broward Health Medical Center in critical condition; his injuries are believed to be life-threatening.
Police said charges are pending the completion of the investigation, which is still active. Authorities ask anyone with information about the crash to call the investigator at 954-828-5125.