7-year-old boy struck by minivan in Miramar remains hospitalized

Mother says boy suffered broken collar bone

MIRAMAR, Fla. – A 7-year-old boy who was struck by a minivan Sunday morning in Miramar remains hospitalized at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, his mother told Local 10 News on Tuesday.

Felissa McFarlane said her son, Jayden, suffered a broken collar bone after he was struck by a minivan while riding his bicycle near their home on Tropicana Street.

The incident was captured on a neighbor's surveillance camera, which showed the driver fleeing the scene.

Miramar police spokeswoman Tania Rues said the driver of the vehicle has since come forward, but no arrests have been made.

While McFarlane was outraged that the driver did not stop to check to see if her son was OK, she said she is grateful that Jayden is expected to make a full recovery.

"Anybody who saw that video I think would agree with me that he is extremely blessed to be alive," McFarlane said. "There's always kids playing on that street, always, and you're not paying attention and hit somebody and keep going? That's not right."

Miramar police have not identified the driver who is believed to have struck Jayden.

McFarlane said her son is sore, but is excited to return to school.

"He misses his teacher, Ms. Diaz, so I have to call later and let him speak (to her) if he can. So I'm glad he's doing much, much better," McFarlane said.  

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call Miramar police or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.


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