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Dirt Bike Strikes Young Fort Lauderdale Boy, Leaving Boy with Critical Injuries

A young child remained in critical condition in a Broward County hospital on Saturday after he was struck by a dirt bike in Fort Lauderdale. The child’s name and age have not yet been released. According to police, the accident that caused the child’s injuries occurred just before 6:40 p.m. Friday evening in the 2300 block of Northwest 16th Street.

Fort Lauderdale police stated in a news release issued Saturday that the young boy ran from the porch of a home located on the north side of 16th Street toward the road. A driver heading west saw the boy and stopped in order to avoid hitting him. A dirt bike also traveling west attempted to pass the car by driving into the eastbound lanes. As it passed the car, the dirt bike struck the young boy. The driver of the bike, Brandon Dennis, twenty-two, was thrown off the bike when he hit the boy. Dennis was transported to Plantation General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The young boy was in critical condition when he was transported to Broward Health Medical Center. Authorities believe the boy’s injuries are life-threatening. As of Saturday, charges had not yet been filed and the investigation was ongoing.

Child struck, injured by dirt bike in Fort Lauderdale, October 26, 2013

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