POMPANO BEACH (CBSMiami) – A 6-year-old-boy was hospitalized Sunday in critical condition after being hit by a car while he was riding a scooter on the sidewalk.
According to BSO’s Mike Jachles, two cars were involved in a crash near 800 NW 5th Avenue in Pompano Beach around 1:45 p.m.
Like many neighbors in the area Myron Perkins ran outside when he heard the crash.
“Sounded bad. Sounded like somebody ran into a building or something,” Perkins told CBS4’s Natalia Zea.
Both vehicles ended up on the sidewalk and somehow the boy was hit while riding his scooter.
The boy was taken to Broward General Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
“When I ran down there to see what happened I saw the little boy laying on the ground,” said Perkins. “He was just laying on one side, when I went down there the first time he wasn’t breathing, then he started breathing once everyone started talking to him. I just hope he’s doing ok.”
Five other people were also hurt. A man driving an Oldsmobile Cutlass, and four people in a Toyota Camry, were all taken to North Broward Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Police have not released the names of anybody involved.
No charges have been filed, and investigators still have not determined who is at fault.
Neighbors told Zea speeding and racing are a major problem in the area.
“Young guys out there speeding, building these cars to race. They need to put speed bumps in this residential neighborhood, it needs to stop,” said neighbor Rodney Martin.
Bernice Martin agreed.
“Just slow down. This is not a speedway, this is a residential neighborhood and there’s kids out, so everybody needs to take their time and slow down.”
Neighbors feel for the little boy who could lose his life.
“Little fella, he’s always riding up and down the street on his little thing. It’s sad,” said Bernice Martin.