PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - A man police say fled a Wednesday morning crash that left a 90-year-old man in critical condition surrendered to authorities several hours later, police said.
The 11:45 a.m. crash happened as the 90-year-old man drove a Chevrolet west on Southeast Port St. Lucie Boulevard and made a left turn onto Southeast Gowin Drive, Officer J. Byrne said.
The man turned in front of a Ford Expedition sport utility vehicle that was eastbound on Southeast Port St. Lucie Boulevard.
“The SUV hit him broadside,” Byrne said.
The SUV driver, identified as Wildens Dorlean, 25, fled after the crash, but his passenger, a woman, remained at the scene. The passenger was taken to St. Lucie Medical Center with minor injuries. Dorlean reportedly had a black case with him when he fled.
Before Dorlean surrendered about 4 p.m., Byrne said the SUV driver didn’t appear to be at fault in the crash, but likely will face other charges stemming from his subsequent actions.
“He will have felonies to face if the gentleman does have severe injuries or possibly dies,” Byrne said. “Anytime you are involved in an accident you are required by law to stop, render aid and exchange information.”
Officer Tom Nichols, police spokesman, said Wednesday afternoon that investigators were finalizing the charges against Dorlean.
The name of the 90-year-old man wasn’t immediately released.
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