OAKLAND PARK (CBSMiami) – A habitual traffic offender with a revoked driver’s license is responsible for slamming a truck into a large overhang at a popular Broward County diner, which caused the overhang to crash to the ground, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
BSO investigators arrested 29-year-old Christopher Harwood on June 12th on multiple charges in connection with the crash into the Peter Pan Diner canopy in Oakland Park.
The large canopy, in front of the restaurant on East Oakland Park Boulevard near North Dixie Highway, was struck by Harwood in a Penske rental truck around 11:30 p.m. Monday June 4th, according to the police complaint affidavit.
The police report states Harwood was in the 26-foot truck with two passengers. He was driving too fast and failed to judge the clearance of the overhang. He collided with the building overhang and an unoccupied Toyota RAV4 which belonged to diner owner Peter Kourkoumelis, said police.
Harwood and one of the passengers took off on foot. The second passenger, Christian Lozada, was left in the truck with head, leg and back injuries.
Harwood, a habitual traffic offender, was charged with careless driving, failure to give information or render aid at a crash, failure to report a crash, leaving the scene of an injury crash, and driving on a revoked driver’s license.