Roger Eklund was riding his bicycle in the bike lane adjacent to U.S. 1 and Northwest Fifth Street on December 9th, 2016 when he was struck by a negligent driver. He was dragged under the vehicle for nearly a block before he came loose. Before he had a chance to try to identify the driver, the black truck that struck him sped away, turning the accident into a hit-and-run.
Local authorities are still looking to get a positive ID on the suspect. The most information Mr. Eklund could offer is that it was a black truck. An eyewitness also claimed to see the truck slow down, likely after realizing someone had been hit and then fleeing the scene; no other identifying information could be gathered, perhaps due to the fact that the hit-and-run occurred during the night. This incident marks one of many unrelated hit-and-run crimes within the Fort Lauderdale region.
Our personal injury attorneys at Kelley/Uustal have accepted Mr. Eklund’s case and hope to help him find both the perpetrator of the hit-and-run as well as maximized compensation. He has needed to go through several surgeries since he was struck, and has suffered multiple bone breaks that have left him bedridden. We are hoping that anyone reading this blog entry with information about who carried out the hit-and-run will help us locate them.
If you have any information that could help our firm, our client, or the authorities, please do not hesitate to share it. You can callBroward County Crime Stoppers by dialing 954-493-TIPS and submitting information anonymously. You can reach our law firm by calling 954-522-6601 and asking to speak with one of our Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyers about the “Eklund hit-and-run case.”
At Kelley/Uustal, we always do everything in our power to help our clients, but this time we need your help to make it possible. Thank you for your time and consideration.