Deputies arrest woman wanted for hit-and-run that injured 2-year-old in Oakland Park

‘At least she could’ve stopped,’ child’s father says to Local 10 News

Authorities have arrested a woman who they believe was involved in a hit-and-run crash involving a young child.

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Authorities have arrested a woman who they believe was involved in a hit-and-run crash involving a young child.

Detectives arrested 60-year-old Kimberly Mathis on Wednesday at her North Lauderdale home.

The crash happened on Thursday, Aug. 11 near Northwest Fifth Avenue and 43rd Street in Oakland Park.

Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies said the 2-year-old boy was taken to the hospital and is recovering from his injuries.

Speaking only to Local 10 News, the father of the young victim said his little boy is hurting, and his right leg is in a cast.

“He’s in pain, so he’ll be up all night,” said the boy’s father, who asked not to be identified. “The first two days he was out of the hospital he had a fever.”

Surveillance video showed Mathis appearing to inspect her burgundy Ford Edge in a parking lot not long after the crash.

Video shows suspect in hit-and-run crash injuring boy

Mathis was taken to the Broward Sheriff’s Office’s Main Jail on a charge of failing to stop or remain at an accident involving injury.

“At least she could’ve stopped and made sure everything was OK,” the boy’s father said.

Local 10 News went to Mathis’ home, where the burgundy SUV appeared to be parked outside, but no one answered the door.

A GoFundMe page was created to help the victim’s family help with medical costs, and that page can be found by clicking here.


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David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.

Christian De La Rosa joined Local 10 News in April 2017 after spending time as a reporter and anchor in Atlanta, San Diego, Orlando and Panama City Beach.