Broward Sheriff’s Office traffic homicide detectives are investigating a hit-and-run crash that left a victim with severe injuries.
Early Wednesday morning, the pedestrian, James Patterson, was assisting a disabled motorist in the eastbound lanes of East Cypress Creek Road at North Dixie Highway in Oakland Park. An unknown subject was driving south on North Dixie Highway in a vehicle similar to a 2013-2016 Lexus GS 350 when it struck Patterson and then fled.
Detectives believe the driver was attempting to turn right, but turned too wide, striking Patterson who was standing under the hood of the disabled vehicle. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue transported Patterson to the hospital with severe injuries.
The vehicle involved in this hit and run will have heavy front end damage.