Woman, child waiting at bus stop hit by car in Oakland Park

Witnesses say driver tried to flee before deputies arrived

OAKLAND PARK, Fla. – A woman and her child were rushed to a hospital after a car veered onto a sidewalk and slammed into a bus stop where the two were waiting.

It happened about 2:30 p.m. Sunday along North Andrews Avenue and 39th Street in Oakland Park.

The tan-colored car was seen with its front end smashed, and a baby stroller could be seen in the middle of the debris.

"He just ran into the bus stop where the people were sitting at," witness Yendell Grullon said. "I do know there was a lady that got hit with her baby."

The woman was reported to have suffered a severe leg injury. The child did not appear to be seriously injured.

"It definitely could've been a lot worse. They could all be dead," Grullon said. "Hopefully everybody is fine. That's what we all pray for."

The driver of the car was seen speaking with investigators at the crash site.

One witness told Local 10 News that the unidentified man initially ran away but was convinced to return by a good Samaritan, but Broward Sheriff's Office detectives have not confirmed that information.

The driver was interviewed for several hours and cited for the crash but was not arrested.

The condition of the mother and child recovering in the hospital have not been released.

It's unclear what caused the vehicle to veer off the road.

About the Authors:

Terrell Forney joined Local 10 News in October 2005 as a general assignment reporter. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, but a desire to escape the harsh winters of the north brought him to South Florida.