MIRAMAR, Fla. – A Miramar man turned himself in to police Wednesday, more than a week after he struck a 7-year-old boy with his minivan and then fled the scene, authorities said.
Miramar police spokeswoman Tania Rues said Milton Walker, 63, initially came forward days after striking Jayden McFarlane with his vehicle Nov. 20, while the boy was riding his bicycle near his home on Tropicana Street.
Walker also lives on Tropicana Street.
Rues said Walker has expressed remorse about the incident that left Jayden with a broken collarbone.
"I am angry," Jayden's mother, Felissa McFarlane, said.
McFarlane said she has prayed every day for an arrest to be made.
She said that at about 4 p.m. a detective texted her with the news that they were going to arrest Walker.
"I started crying," McFarlane said, adding that she didn't think the driver would come forward.
As for forgiveness -- she may not be ready for that yet.
"If he had stayed at the scene, I think I could have," McFarlane said. "But the fact that you left him there, like he has no family, no value, like he's nothing ... I don't know about forgiveness right now."
McFarlane previously told Local 10 News that she was outraged when she saw surveillance video of Walker leaving the scene, but said she is grateful that Jayden is expected to make a full recovery.
Walker faces charges of failure to stop and remain at an accident involving serious injury, failure to report information of an injured person and failure of a driver to make a written report.
As for Jayden, he is expected to return to school sometime next week.