22-Year-Old Bicyclist Dies After Hit-And-Run Crash In Tamarac, Police Seek Suspect
Elijah Thompson Of Tamarac Passed Away After Hit-And-Run Crash In Tamarac
TAMARAC, FL – Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — The Broward Sheriff’s Office tells Boca Post that they are investigating a deadly hit-and-run crash that left a 22-year-old bicyclist dead in Tamarac.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office tells Boca Post that at approximately 10:39 AM on Saturday, October 8th, 2022, deputies responded to the area of NW 47th Terrace and West Commercial Boulevard in Tamarac in reference to a vehicle versus pedestrian accident.
Responding BSO district deputies and Tamarac fire rescue located a 22-year-old man, identified as Elijah Thompson, deceased at the scene.
BSO Traffic Homicide Unit detectives were notified and began an investigation into the incident. Detectives tell us that Thompson was attempting to cross West Commercial Boulevard at Northwest 47th Terrace from north to south while riding his bicycle within the designated crosswalk. At the same time, an unknown vehicle was traveling eastbound on West Commercial Boulevard approaching Northwest 47th Terrace. The front of the vehicle struck Thompson’s bicycle propelling him off the bicycle and into the roadway. The driver of the vehicle then fled the crash scene.
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