According to law enforcement, the 52-year-old suspect fled the scene of a car accident after slamming into a man riding a moped on a Boynton Beach street.
The victim, a 53-year-old Lake Worth FL man, sustained serious injuries in the crash. The auto accident occurred near the intersection of Quantum Boulevard and Gateway Boulevard.
After the accident, the victim was rushed to Delray Medical Center. The victim received medical treatment for critical injuries at the hospital. He remains on life support and is currently listed in critical condition.
Meanwhile, police officers investigated the crash and eventually located the suspect’s vehicle, a white Toyota Echo, at a residence in Lake Worth, Florida. The home is said to belong to a friend of the suspect.
The suspect was subsequently placed under arrest without further incident.
The suspect has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in serious injuries.
The investigation into the car accident remains active and ongoing. Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact Boynton Beach investigators at 561-742-6147.
For further information about this case, read the PalmBeachPost.com article entitled “Update: Police Arrest Hit-and-Run Driver Who Injured Moped Rider.”