DEADLY CRASH: Teenage Bicyclist Hit And Killed By Impaired Driver
West Palm Beach, FL – Boca Post (BocaPost.com) — PBSO tells Boca Post that a Pompano Beach man suspected of impairment hit and killed a teenager on a bicycle in West Palm Beach this morning at about 5am.
Wilfredo Luis Colon, 25, of Pompano Beach, was driving north on S. Military Trail just past the Summit Boulevard when he ran in to a 15 year old on a bicycle who was heading the same direction. The teenager was struck from behind in Colon’s 2018 Infiniti Q50 and dragged for several feet after impact.
Colon left the scene and parked a nearby parking lot; however, he returned to the scene. Authorities say impairment is suspected and charges are pending.
The accident occurred at about 5am this morning so visibility could have been a factor as well. Several witnesses of the accident say that the teenager was wearing dark clothing without any lights on his bicycle.
A check of the PBSO booking blotter did not yet show any arrest; however, traffic homicide cases tend to take some time.
We will follow this story and provide updates as they become available.