Hollywood, FL (April 20, 2021) - The Broward Sheriff's Office responded to the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident in Hollywood on Monday, April 19th. The crash happened around 7:00 p.m. in the 2300 block of Freedom Street near Chester Byrd Park.
According to deputies, a 6-year-old boy was walking near the roadway when he was struck by a vehicle. The driver of the car remained at the crash scene and cooperated with the investigation. The boy was rushed to Memorial Regional Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Police are still investigating the accident. No charges have been filed against the driver at this time.
There is no further information available.
Approximately 10,000 Florida pedestrian accidents are reported each year. These crashes are especially dangerous as more than 80% of pedestrian crash victims will suffer injuries. About 20% of these victims will be seriously hurt or killed and many more will need to be hospitalized for treatment. Pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable accident victims in Florida and a pedestrian crash can change your life in a matter of seconds.
Our condolences go out to the young victim's family following this Hollywood pedestrian crash.
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