MIRAMAR, Fla. – A witness said a boy was staring at his phone while crossing the street when the driver of a shuttle struck him on Friday afternoon in Broward County.
The witness said the impact had such force the boy’s body “went flying” near the intersection of Southwest 27 Court and 68 Avenue in Miramar.
“I go running to the kid to try helping to see if he was alive or not, and I called the police,” Duviesky Oquendo said.
The driver who struck the boy was behind the wheel of a white public transportation Top Bus, according to Tania Rues, a spokeswoman for the Miramar Police Department.
Fire Rescue personnel responded at about 5:30 p.m., and rushed the boy to Memorial Regional Hospital, according to Rues. Witnesses and Rues said the boy was between the ages of 10 and 11.
The victim has not yet been identified by police.
Local 10 News Assignment Desk Editor Wilson Louis contributed to this report.