Police: Driver jumps into canal after hit-and-run crash in Fort Lauderdale

Search for driver remains ongoing

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Fort Lauderdale police are searching for a driver who they said jumped into a canal after fleeing the scene of a crash.

The crash occurred around 9:22 a.m. Tuesday at 400 SW 18th Ave.

According to Detective Ali Adamson, who is a spokeswoman for the police department, an officer witnessed the crash occur and as the officer approached the scene, one of the drivers fled on foot.

Adamson said the driver then jumped into a canal and has not been found.

It’s unclear whether the driver ever made it out of the water.

According to Adamson, the crash was minor and there were no reported injuries.

No other details were immediately released.

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