Hollywood, FL – Boy Killed in Pedestrian Collision on Freedom St near Dania Beach
Hollywood, FL (April 20, 2021) – A 6-year-old boy has lost his life after, according to officials, he was struck by a vehicle in a neighborhood in Hollywood. Broward County Fire Rescue Units along with officers from the Broward Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.
The incident occurred in the 2300 block of Freedom Street near the border of Dania Beach. It was said to have occurred at around 7:00 p.m., according to various sources.
The child was transported to Memorial Regional Hospital by paramedics. Shortly after arriving he succumbed to his injuries and passed away.
The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities. No one involved has been identified at this time.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased at this time.
Police continue to investigate.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Florida
Along with distracted driving, a high rate of pedestrian fatalities is caused by alcohol use on the part of either the pedestrian or the driver. The majority of critical pedestrian accidents take place in metropolitan areas after dark. Most of these accidents also occur mid-block instead of in intersections. This suggests that most pedestrian fatalities happen due to an inadequate number of crosswalks and traffic control tools.
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