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Boy, 12, seriously injured in hit-and-run crash of his dirt bike

Port St. Lucie police searching for possibly white Mercedes
Scene of dirt bike crash in Port St. Lucie. April 21, 2024.JPG
Posted at 9:40 AM, Apr 20, 2024

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Port St. Lucie police are seeking the driver of possibly a white Mercedes after a 12-year-old dirt bike rider was seriously injured in a crash late Friday.
At 9:32 p.m., police and St. Lucie County Fire District responded to Southwest Savona Boulevard and Southwest California Boulevard, east of Interstate 95.

The boy was traveling northbound on Savona and struck a vehicle. He was airlifted to St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach.

"I've seen some reckless driving here. People are always impatient on the road. I feel like it's this whole area, impatient drivers, people who honk," resident Gabriel Sweat said. "People in general who want to get to from point A to point B as fast possible."

The unknown vehicle left the scene after the crash.

Police posted on Facebook the vehicle is believed to be a white Mercedes.

On Saturday morning, Master Sgt. Dominick Mesiti told WPTV the boy's injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Anyone with information on the crash should call Officer Keith Appelbaum at 772-871-5000 or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 800-273-8477.

Earlier this month, a 11-year-old boy was killed after a dirt bike hit a rope tied between two trees in the 5600 block of Southwest Woodham Street, west of Florida's Turnpike, in Martin County.

On Sunday night in Port St. Lucie, a 27-year-old motorcycle rider died in a hospital after a crash on south U.S. 1. Police were dispatched at 7:03 p.m.

He was traveling north on South U.S. 1 in the area of Walton Road.

The driver of a 1998 Toyota Camry tried to turn into East Port Plaza and traveled in the path of the motorcycle.