Boy struck by dirt bike undergoes brain surgery
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- A South Florida boy continues to fight for his life after undergoing brain surgery, less than two days after, police said, he was struck by a dirt bike near his home.
According to officials, 6-year-old D'Quell Boston ran into the street in the 1600 block of Northwest 23rd Avenue, just after 6 p.m. Friday. Police said a car driving down the same street stopped to avoid hitting the child. Motorcyclist Brandon Dennis, who was right behind the vehicle, was unable to brake, so he swerved around it and struck the child.
"When I came outside, the boy was picking up the dirt bike, and I just saw my baby laying down there discombobulated," said D'Quell's mother.
D'Quell was transported to Broward Health Medical Center in critical condition. "So far, he has a fractured skull, he has a hole in his head, a broken leg, contusions all over," said Derrick Boston, the boy's father, Friday night. "They just had to rush him into surgery."
According to Derrick, Dennis tried to flee but was unable to do so due to damages to his vehicle. The motorcyclist was taken to Plantation General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The investigation is active and charges remain pending.
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