LAUDERHILL, Fla. – A person riding a scooter was seriously injured Thursday when they were struck by a vehicle in Lauderhill, authorities said.
The hit-and-run crash was reported in front of a home at 1731 NW 34th Ave.
According to Lauderhill Fire Department officials, a gold Buick struck the scooter and two other vehicles.
Witnesses said the driver ran a stop sign before crashing into the scooter.
"Hit the light pole, hit the tree, hit the man on the scooter, hit the black car (and) pushed the black car into the burgundy truck," witness Norma Walker said. "I was just shocked."
Authorities said the person riding the scooter was thrown from it and was taken to Broward Health Medical Center in serious condition.
The driver fled the scene after the crash, leaving the vehicle's front-bumper behind, authorities said.
Willie Wilson told Local 10 News reporter Christian De La Rosa that the man on the scooter, Sean McGriff, is his cousin.
He said he witnessed the crash and chased down the driver.
"He fled in the vehicle. I caught up with him. I caught him (and) I beat him up," Wilson said. "He got some of it, but he gonna get the rest of it later on."
Despite getting a few punches on him, Wilson said the driver was ultimately able to run away from him. He said the man was wearing a green traffic vest and probably has some fresh bumps and bruises.
Anyone with information about the driver's identity is asked to call police or Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.