WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A 4-year-old child was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle while crossing Okeechobee Boulevard with his family in downtown West Palm Beach, police said.
The hit-and-run crash occurred Sunday night in the eastbound lanes of Okeechobee Boulevard near Rosemary Avenue.
West Palm Beach police spokesman Mike Jachles said the gray or white four-door vehicle fled the scene after the crash across from the Hilton hotel. Police were searching for the driver.
Jachles said the child was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center in critical condition.
"Message to the driver is do the right thing and come forward," he said.
The eastbound lanes of Okeechobee Boulevard were closed to traffic from Rosemary Avenue to Parker Avenue during the investigation but have since reopened.