Child Hit By Truck In Swap Shop Lot

LAUDERHILL (CBS4) – Quite a scare Sunday for a South Florida mother at the Ft. Lauderdale Swap Shop after her child was hit by a truck.

Lauderhill Fire spokesman Jeff Levy said the accident occurred in the parking lot of the popular flea market located in the 32-hundred block of West Sunrise Boulevard. The year-old child was playing when it tripped and fell into the path of an oncoming truck, which Levy said was only going about 10 mph.  The driver of the truck stopped immediately.

Police spokesman Captain Rick Rocco said the child, who had minor injuries to his arms, was taken to Broward General Medical Center for treatment.

Rocco said no charges will be filed against the driver.

  • Greg Henderson

    why was the kid “playing” in traffic? where was the mother?

  • Greg Henderson

    no judgment or derogatory remark was made against the driver or mother..simply asking a couple of questions to elicit the “details” that were missing.

  • Brian

    I think Gregs question has its merit. Its not a judgement it is a question that you have to ask. That flea market doesn’t appear to a place you let a 1 yr old play. I don’t doubt it was an accident. Thank God the little one is ok and hopefully valuable lesson were learned.

  • Harold E. Dieter


    You are right and Gary is unbelievably intolerant of any other opinion than his. Nothing “accidently ” happens as Gary states. There is always a cause whether it be negligence or a simple error in judgment. Things do not just happen. So Gary cool it and respect other people’s opinion. :

  • Don DeRienzo

    I’ve been there 100’s of time–I’ve always held my child’s hand or my baby was in a stroller ! The woman should be cited for impersonating a “mother.” see it like it really is folks–don’t quibble over spelling or grammar, teach woman how to be mothers, practice birth control or else spade them !!! Too many dummies in south florida already. !

  • Regina Reggio

    Complete carelessness! How could a mother ALLOW her innocent toddler who doesn’t know any better just wonder through a parking lot with out close supervision. That poor kid! NOTHING is more important than the safety and well being of a child, especially a BABY! Notice how the story implies ‘no charges will be filed against the driver’.. why shouldn’t charges be filed against the mother for child endangerment? The mother should have comprehended the fact that there are MOVING VEHICLES entering and exiting parking lots at all times. NICE going MOM!

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