A manhunt is underway in South Florida for a man who slammed into a group of children in Wilton Manors. Two children were killed and four others were injured.
“He was being impatient and went around the bus,” a witness told CBS News in Miami.
7News cameras captured the deceased victims covered by yellow tarps, one on the side of the road and the other closer to the middle.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office confirmed that all victims involved are between the ages of 1 and 10 years old.
“This is a heartbreaking evening for everyone, for family, friends and for the first responders that responded to the scene, said BSO spokesperson Miranda Grossman.
“When he cut in front of me he went straight for the kids,” bus driver Selvin Arjun told CBS. “I don’t know if he couldn’t control the car because he was going fast, but he drove straight into those kids.”
A woman, said to be related to at least one of the children, rushed to the scene and left in tears.
Police are still looking for the hit-and-run driver.
“How can you run someone over, even an animal, get out and look and then get back in the car and keep going?” a witness said.
The scene in Wilton Manors where two children were struck and killed, and three others injured, in a hit and run. Fire trucks and ambulances are still en route to the scene. Officials say to avoid the area. Follow the @SunSentinel story below for updates: https://t.co/Aa8MNDSTci pic.twitter.com/7t8x1kovYX— Austen Erblat (@AustenErblat) December 27, 2021
Powerline Rd Wilton Manors where 2 children are dead after a hit and run earlier today. This is a very busy road where people drive like lunatics all the time. pic.twitter.com/OqUzAncS2M— Chris Nelson (@ReOpenChris) December 27, 2021