Police: Driver ran stop sign before striking girl on bike in Pembroke Pines

A girl was rushed to a hospital Thursday afternoon after being struck by an SUV in Pembroke Pines, authorities confirmed.

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – Pembroke Pines police say a driver ran a stop sign before crashing their SUV into a girl who was riding her bicycle in the crosswalk.

Police confirmed that the incident occurred shortly after 2 p.m. outside Lakeside Elementary School in the area of Northwest 136th Avenue and 10th Street.

Video taken at the scene shows four child bicycles left in the crosswalk after the crash. One of those bikes was completely mangled and looked like it had been dragged by the SUV.

A driver ran a stop sign before running over a girl who was riding her bicycle on Thursday.

Witnesses told Local 10 News that someone performed CPR on the child before she was rushed to Memorial Regional Hospital. Police confirmed she suffered life-threatening injuries.

They said the driver remained at the scene after crashing the SUV into a tree. The driver was also taken to a hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police confirmed that the child is a student at Lakeside Elementary. Her identity has not yet been released.

“This is horrific to see something like this,” Nestor Lubowicz, whose children attend the school, said. “I have twin girls and they’re in the 5th grade.”

The driver’s identity has not yet been released.

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