Child, 5 others injured in car crash
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- Six people, including a 6-year-old child, had to be hospitalized after a two-car crash resulted in one vehicle striking a boy on a scooter.
Broward Sheriff's Office and Pompano Beach Fire Rescue were the first to respond to the scene of the car accident along Northwest Fifth Avenue, Sunday afternoon. Monday afternoon, the boy remained hospitalized.
Witnesses said a purple Cutlass came flying down the street after blowing a stop sign at a high rate of speed when it smashed into a silver Camry. During the crash, 6-year-old Robert Glover, Jr., riding nearby on a scooter, somehow was caught in the middle of the accident. "And they don't have any respect, no respect for this street," said Cecil Mosley, a witness to the accident. "And they get on the road coming from Sixth Street, and they go 100 miles per hour from that road to the road here. They do about 100 miles per hour, and if anyone is coming, they're going to be run over."
According to witnesses, the car also smashed into a fence before flying into the air. "He was about six, seven feet up in the air. I thought maybe he was dead," said Mosley, "but then he got out and came out over by the car."
The child lay in the street among broken glass and mangled metal before help arrived. "Her and my cousin were screaming," said neighbor Christopher Bryant. "He was just laying right there where the thing was. He was just a little, small boy."
Dozens of neighbors and family members stood by helpless as rescuers attended to the boy. "They said, 'Is the baby breathing?' He said, 'They baby is breathing,'" said witness Jerome Render.
Pompano Beach paramedics rushed the boy to Broward General Medical Center where he remains in critical condition. "If he's dead, then I am going to be upset, but if he is still alive, then I'm going to be OK," said Diamond Israel, the victim's cousin.
Deputies said four people were inside the Camry; driver Chiledric Jacques, 51, and passengers Yiollande Cadaae, 31, Idlaine Jacques, 31 and Orlando Joseph.
The Cutlass only had the driver inside at the time of the crash, identified by deputies as Marcus Permenter, 28. "He just got a motor in his car, and they say he went 100," said Bryant.
Crews took the five adults to North Broward Medical Center where they were treated for injuries and were later released.
The BSO continues to investigate, and they will turn over results to the State Attorney's Office who will determine what charges will be brought.
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