A teenage boy was critically injured when his car was struck by a tractor-trailer while he was on his way home from school in Miami.
News.au’s reporter, Jonny Farrar, spoke to the boy’s mother who said the teenager was not wearing his seat belt when he was hit by the tractor-tractor.
Police said the 17-year-old was in critical condition when he arrived at the hospital.
The incident happened on Saturday afternoon.
In a statement, the Miami-Dade Police Department said the incident occurred on the city’s north side just after 8:00pm.
“The driver of the tractor trailer was ejected from the vehicle and struck the front of the victim’s vehicle,” the statement said.
Witnesses told police the driver of a silver Toyota Corolla and a white Toyota Sienna had stopped in front of a home, parked the tractor and then got out of the vehicle, then tried to leave.
When the truck turned onto South Street and then onto the eastbound side of South Avenue, the driver ran off, then stopped at the corner of South and East Avenue.
Investigators were called to the scene, and said the driver, whose name has not been released, was not hurt.
It’s unclear if charges will be laid against the driver.
Anyone with information on the case is urged to call Crime Stoppers.