2 Kids Hurt In Miami Gardens Police Chase

MIAMI GARDENS (CBSMiami) – Two five year old boys are in intensive care after they were mowed over by a car allegedly fleeing from police.

The boys’ great grandfather told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench that the kids were in the front yard of a home at 15640 NW 39th Place early Sunday night when the suspect, Giovanni Lloyd, 18, drove into the yard and knocked down a mailbox and several cars before hitting the children.

“How it didn’t kill them, I don’t know,” said the victims’ great grandfather James Ridley.

The boys were cousins, identified by family members as Jermaine Morrell Jr. and Willie Evans Jr.

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Jermaine Morrell Jr. (L) and Willie Evans Jr. were struck by a car while playing in the front yard of their great grandfather's Miami Gardens home.

Morrell is suffering from a fractured foot and arm, and bruises on his leg. Evans reportedly has a concussion, lacerated liver, and a wound to the head.

“I’m worried. He has a big bump on his head and blood on his brain,” said Morrell’s mother Temeka Lee.

Police say Lloyd was speeding through the neighborhood in a stolen car. After the accident, Lloyd allegedly fled the scene on foot but was later arrested. He faces charges of eluding police and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries.  He was released after posting the $26,000 bond.

The victim’s parents believe the authorities are partly to blame for injuries to the children.

“I think if Miami Gardens Police were not speeding, my son would be OK and he would not be in the hospital right now and the situation wouldn’t have happened,” said Willie Evans Sr.

A police spokesperson said the officers did everything by the book by driving no faster than 40 miles per hour, keeping their distance from the suspect, and allowed a perimeter to be set up. They also noted that Lloyd had seven prior arrests.

Comments

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  1. Me says:

    Miami Gardens is a zoo. Just nuke it and start over.

  2. sue-ann says:

    this is my nephew im hurt im glad hes living an i promise to be here for him as much as possible because hes a part of me and without my neices and nephews i dont know what i would do

    1. HISWIFE says:

      LONG AS GOD IS BY YOUR SIDE AND EVERYBODY IS PRAYING FOR THOSE BABIES IT WILL BE ALRIGHT…GOD WONT GIVE YOU NOTHING YOU CANT HANDLE REMEMBER THAT…LET YOUR HEART FORGIVE IT WAS A WAKE UP CALL FOR BOTH SIDES EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON…IM PRETTY SURE THATS THE LAST THING HE WANTED AND HIS HEART IS HURTING JUST LIKE YOURS

  3. Melinda Ferrell says:

    In no way is it the fault of the police they were trying to enforce the law. Seek you law suit elsewhere.

  4. Hi says:

    Don’t blame the police, they were doing their job. This family just wants to make money off of this incident. Blame that POS crook from running from the law. Typical Miami residents, just want to sue people and not work for a living. Go back to your country.

  5. Donna says:

    I they had not chased him, the people who would blame the police for this tragedy would also blame them for not catching the theif had it been their car that was stolen.

  6. whatsamatteru says:

    GIOVANNI? What part of Italy is he from?

  7. erina goma says:

    Why were 5 year olds outside alone, especially at night? Anyway, it is unfortunate for the kids and family. Blame the guilty party…the car thief!

  8. 305 says:

    damn gino…u trippin fool!!!

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