Six-year-old Robert Glover Jr. lays in critical condition at Broward General Medical Center after being hit by a car as he was riding his scooter down the street. Marcus Permenter, 28, ran a stop sign and crashed into Chiledric Jacques’ 1991 Toyota Camry. Permenter’s car struck the young boy, a fence, a parked van, a tree and a pickup truck before coming to rest. Jacques’ car spun around multiple times before ending up in a yard near the intersection. The boy’s father watched the entire accident unfold.
According to neighbors, racing is a common problem in the area and many feel as though an accident like this was bound to happen. “Young guys out there speeding, building these cars to race. They need to put speed bumps in the residential neighborhoods. It needs to stop,” neighbor Rodney Martin stated and fellow neighbor Bernice Martin agreed. “Just slow down. This is not a speedway. This is a residential neighborhood and there are kids out, so everybody needs to take their time and slow down,” Martin stated.
Glover’s father, who witnessed his son being struck by the car, forgives the drivers. Conceding that mistakes happen, he stated that he doesn’t want Permenter to go to jail for the rest of his life over this accident. Glover’s main concern is praying for his son to get better. Bernice Martin summed up the tragedy of the day, commenting, “Little fella, he’s always riding up and down the street on his little thing. It’s sad.”
Boy, 6, Critical After Car Careens Into Him On Sidewalk, www.miami.cbslocal.com January 30, 2012.
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