Elderly man riding bicycle struck, killed by SUV

Driver drove off, found nearby at apartment complex

By Tamika Bickham , Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Police have identified a bicyclist and driver involved in a fatal crash at 53rd Street and North Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale.

Witnesses said an elderly man was riding his bike early Monday morning, when he was struck by an SUV in the northbound lanes. When police arrived, the mangled bicycle and body could be seen lying near the median on the highway.

Police said the victim, identified as Daniel G. Mocker, died at the scene.

Witnesses also said the driver of the SUV didn't stop and drove one block away to an apartment complex. Residents who live there said they saw the smashed vehicle and called police.

Police said the driver of the SUV was Justin Goldman, 23, of Pompano Beach. Police said he appeared to be impaired, causing officers to conduct a DUI investigation.

Charges are expected to be filed pending the results of a toxicology report.

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