Victims Struck By Car In Deerfield Beach Identified

DEERFILED BEACH (CBS4) – The two little girls struck by a car while crossing Powerline Road in Deerfield Beach Friday have been identified.

Megan Rocks, 13, of Coconut Creek and Emily Victor, 12 were both pediatric trauma patients at Broward General Medical Center. The girls remain in critical but stable condition in the pediatric intensive care unit Saturday night, according to Broward Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Mike Jachles.

It happened Friday night when Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputy Marcella Dykie was flagged down while on patrol in the 200 block of South Powerline Road.

According to witnesses the two girls were crossing Powerline Road from east to west around 9:45 p.m. When they got to the center southbound lane, one approaching motorist honked its horn and avoided hitting the pair. The girls kept walking into the outside lane when they were struck by a southbound Ford Escort driven by 20-year-old Alfredo Salas of North Miami.

The girls were not in a designated crosswalk.

A Good Samaritan stopped to help the girls while Dykie arrived on the scene.

Deerfield Beach Fire-Rescue transported one of the girls and BSO Air Rescue airlifted the more critical girl, both to Broward General Medical Center.

Powerline Road remained closed into Saturday morning as police investigated the incident.

So far, BSO does not suspect alcohol or drug impairment were factors in the crash.

Detectives do not believe the Ford Escort was speeding. No charges were filed against the driver.

  • Melanie Trump

    I know who these girls are. My thoughts and prayers are with them.

    • Mark

      Melanie, my boyfriend was one of the people helping the girls. He is very concerned how they are doing. We witnessed what happened. If you know how they are doing, could you contact us, our email is Thank you Mark and Janet

  • tabatha

    I know these two girls also and Megan is stable and just has fractured shoulder and should be released in 3 – 5 days. Emily is still in critical condition

  • anonymous

    please keep these girls in your prayers.i don’t know these girls but this is truly sad.

  • John R. Smith

    What kind of parents let their kids cross Powerline Rd…..and at night!!!!!!Charges should be brought against them!

    • NJ

      Evelyn, You are the ass!!
      Prayers help little. What were these children/parents thinking?
      What was this driver doing?

  • Audrey and Dave

    Prayer does help. God is faithful to those who believe.
    We know Emily and will keep both girls in prayer.

    These girls are too young to be out alone at night. They should be home or with an adult. Parents – please keep your children safe. They don’t belong out at the Deerfield Beach Mall alone.

  • J. Smith

    Evelyn, pray all you want and then you can answer the very simple question that i asked. I imagine that will be a difficult task without a brain, but try.

  • anonymous

    i know thse girls, we wre goood friends. i went to visit them in the hospital and megan is doing great but we weren’t allowed to see emily because she is in critical conditions but in a week or so i will go visit her, :/ please pray for emmy and megan because these girls are my life <333

  • Yvonne Degelsmith

    My daughter is friends with the both of them. She is very sad by this who situation. May God be with them both and help them pull through. Megan, and Emily our prayers are with you and your families.

    • Kervenson Joseph

      Im going to see them todday i pray that emily gets out of the coma

  • Jordan Pezzullo

    Megan was in my class and both of them are great friends. May God be with them.

    • Beth Weisbrot

      God is with them

  • Zoie Romano

    I’ve known megan all my life, i have a video when we were two years old. I hope they both are ok<3 they r in my prayers

  • louis medina

    my prayers goes out to megan and emily

  • sharon

    There is a fund raiser for Emily’s family as they had a house fire. Insult to injuruy. They are living in a hotel Shorty’d BBQ April 9th 2011 from 2pm-6pm. Please pass the info. Please!! I have a flyer on facebook. Please contact me for info. If anyone can help or know a buisness that wants to help please let us know.

    • sharon

      Sorry!! Shorty’s BBQ on powerline road.

  • angieee

    i feel so srry i cant imagine how they feel. i have friends who knew them and two days after the car accident we sat there having a silent moment praying for them to get better soon. the same weekend most of my neighbors almost hit by cars :(

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