DAVIE (CBSMiami) — A 10-year-old boy, riding his bike to school was pinned under a vehicle and dragged.
Ming Lin, 10, was riding his bike to school Wednesday along SW 39th Street near Davie Road. It was raining like crazy and as he approached the exit from the Lil’ Rascals Academy Preschool a Chevy Suburban pulled up to make a right hand turn.
Surveillance video released by the Davie Police Department shows Lin appear to fall off his bike as the vehicle pulls to the street. Seconds later, the vehicle turns and runs over the boy and his bike, dragging him nearly 450 feet down the street. Police say the boy was wedged under the car and a driver had to flag the driver of the Suburban down to alert them to what happened. A witness told police the driver of the Suburban was on a cellphone.
Bilin Lin is Ming’s mother. She said she’s hurting.
“My heart really hurt,” she said. “My son, every night, say, ‘Mommy, I hurt.’”
Miraculously, Ming is ok. He spent a few nights in the hospital and is recovering from injuries to his leg, shoulder and wrist. His mom says he lost a few teeth. His spirit seems damaged the most. Bilin is upset she hasn’t heard from the driver who hit her son.
“People do like that?” she said. “Hit my son, no come say sorry?”
Bilin showed us her son’s ripped up backpack and torn shirt from the accident. The shirt is torn to shreds.
CBS4 News also spoke with Brandon Rose, the Good Samaritan who witnessed the aftermath of the dragging and used a jack from his truck to lift the suburban off of Ming.
“He looked very scary, very confused, didn’t know what was going on,” Rose said. “He was in a lot of pain.”
Rose said he hopes Ming recovers and he’s glad he could play a part to help.
“I’m a father myself and even if I wasn’t a father, that’s what human beings do,” Rose said. “They try to help other people.”
Davie Police say the driver who dragged Ming did remain on scene. Police are still investigating this case and say charges are pending against the driver.