The holiday season can bring out the best in people . . . it can also bring out the worst in people. MSNBC reported that a 7 year old girl (Francesca Tehlemaque) was doing some Christmas shopping with her mother when a car drove into a grassy area at Southwest 73rd Avenue and O’Shanter Boulevard and hit Francesca. The vehicle that was suspected to have been involved in the incident was located by the Broward Sheriff’s Office. It was identified as a White and Black Acura. Hopefully, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office will be able to track down this negligent driver. Any information regarding this most unfortunate incident should be reported to Broward CrimeStoppers at (954) 493-TIPS. See Driver Flees After Hitting 7 Year Old Girl – Hit and Run in North Lauderdale, Florida.
This holiday season, children are out of school and walking in the areas of neighborhoods, parks, malls, and near busy roadways. Drive at a safe speed and always keep a look out for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other drivers. By reducing driver distraction and speed – many accidents can be avoided.