Nearly a week after a wrong-way crash near the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, a 21-year-old Davie man has died, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
Adam Abdou-Essa, who according to a GoFundMe page raising money for a “celebration of life” had a “huge, amazing heart,” died Tuesday at Broward Health Medical Center, where he had been since the July 25 accident.
According to BSO, Abdou-Essa was heading south on South Federal Highway just after 4 a.m. July 25, when a van heading north in the southbound lanes hit him head on.
BSO said Wednesday that the Chrysler Town & Country van, driven by Carlos Varas, likely entered the wrong lanes at or before Griffin Road.
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The impact, BSO said, sent Abdou-Essa’s car into the west guardrail. Abdou-Essa and his unnamed passenger were taken to Broward Health Medical Center. His passenger was treated and released.
Abdou-Essa’s family said in the GoFundMe post that the “family held on and we prayed, day and night begging, hoping and praying for a miracle.”
“Adam fought hard for his life, and we prayed for his recovery, however that is not what was in store for us,” his sister wrote.