Detectives in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea are seeking help in finding the driver of a U-Haul box truck who seriously hurt a man who was walking on a sidewalk.
The incident happened just before 10 p.m. when a 63-year-old man was walking with his wife on a sidewalk near the 4400 block of North Ocean Drive in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.
According to detectives, the driver of the U-Haul veered off the road and onto the sidewalk when traveling southbound, north of North Ocean Drive and Commercial Boulevard, striking the man. Shortly afterward, the driver fled the scene. A witness followed the box truck and was able to record the Arizona tag.
The victim was transported to Broward Health Medical Center and was treated for his injuries.
Deputies said a second witness followed the driver and forced them to stop, but the driver eventually took off, leaving the U-Haul truck to be recovered by authorities a short time later.
Detectives are asking witnesses and/or anyone with information to contact Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Criminal Investigations Sergeant Craig Bachan at 954-640-4246. If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org.
Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.
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Comment from Anidjar and Levine:
Marc Anidjar, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash. “An elderly man was injured after this reckless hit-and-run accident which happened near the 4400 block of North Ocean Drive in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. Our condolence goes to the families of the injured man. Injuries and deaths sustained in a motorcycle or vehicle accident can affect the lives of all parties involved and their families who feel the effects even when they are not directly involved. The pain and suffering that comes with these incidents can become a major burden on day-to-day life.”
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