17-year-old dirt bike rider dies after striking car in Davie, police say


DAVIE, Fla. – A 17-year-old dirt bike rider crashed into a car Thursday night in Davie, and the teen has since died from his injuries, authorities confirmed Friday afternoon.

The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. in the area of Flamingo Road and Southwest 10th Court.

Officers closed Flamingo Road from Southwest 10th Court to Southwest Eighth Street after the crash, according to the Davie Police Department.

Fire Rescue personnel took the injured teen to a nearby hospital, where he later died, police said.

Police said the teen was riding a 2006 dirt bike and was traveling at a high rate of speed before striking a 2019 Toyota Corolla as the car was turning onto Southwest 10th Court.

Police said the driver of the Toyota remained at the scene and is fully cooperating with the investigation.

The identities of those involved in the crash have not been released.

Local 10 News Assignment Desk Editor Emily Hales contributed to this report.

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