Teenager succumbs to injuries sustained in car accident two weeks ago

BOCA RATON, Fla. - A west Boca Raton teenager has succumbed to injuries sustained during a car accident on May 18th.

Jorge M. Fuentes, 18, was pronounced dead at 12:40 a.m. Sunday at Delray Medical Medical Center, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

Fuentes was critically injured after falling off a moving car at Veterans Park.

According to the sheriff's office, Victor Santana, 18,  was driving out of the parking lot near the basketball and tennis courts at 9400 West Palmetto Park Road, when Fuentes ran up and jumped onto the hood of Santana's 2000 Cadillac Deville from the passenger side.

Fuentes sat on the hood and leaned back against the front windshield for a few seconds before falling off, investigators said.

They said that as Fuentes fell off the hood, he struck his head and lost consciousness.

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