Augustine Delacruz, an 11-year-old boy of Oakland Park, was killed after he was hit while crossing Andrews Avenue, a busy local intersection. Augustine and three of his friends attempted to cross the busy street without using a crosswalk, 2 friends made it the other did not attempt to cross. Augustine was clipped by a pickup truck while he was in the median of the street. He lost his balanced and fell backwards into the path of two vehicles that could not stop in time in order to avoid a collision. Augustine was pronounced dead at the scene. All vehicles stopped and cooperated with the investigation. For more read 11-year-old boy dies after being struck while crossing busy street in Oakland Park.
The death of this boy is a tragedy for his family and community. Parents and guardians should teach their children the basic safety concerns of utilizing crosswalks if they leave near busy Florida streets and other roadways.