Driver Charged In Hit-And-Run Crash That Injured Child

 

By Kevin Deutsch

The driver who fled the scene of a crash that seriously injured a 10-year-old bicyclist has been criminally charged, court records show.

Ronald Rahim Jennings was riding his black-and-orange, BMX-style bicycle in the 8400 block of NW 40th Street in Coral Springs on July 25 when Bryan Henry, 52, struck him with his silver 2009 Toyota Tacoma around 8:37 p.m., according to an arrest affidavit filed by the Coral Springs Police Department.

Henry, of Coral Springs, came forward the following day after his wife told him she had read a Coral Springs Talk article about the crash, according to police.

The front end of Henry’s Tacoma was badly damaged, he told police, but he thought he had possibly hit a garbage can, mailbox, or fire hydrant rather than a person, according to the affidavit.

Henry was arrested on Oct. 8 and charged with leaving the scene of a crash with serious injuries as well as failure to report a crash, records show.

He was released from the Broward Main Jail on a $26,000 bond, records show and has since pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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According to the arrest affidavit, Jennings, the victim, was thrown 24 feet and suffered a broken right femur, a fractured jaw in two places, and an arm injury that may have been a fracture.

Chicken Salad Chick of Coral Springs has started a GoFundMe page for Jennings, who has undergone multiple surgeries and was hospitalized at Broward Health Medical Center after being airlifted from the crash scene.

Driver Charged In Hit-And-Run Crash That Injured Child

Rahim Jennings, 10, underwent multiple surgeries after being airlifted from the crash scene. {Credit: GoFundMe}

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Kevin Deutsch

Kevin Deutsch
Kevin Deutsch is an award-winning crime journalist and author. A graduate of Florida International University, Kevin has worked on staff at The Miami Herald, New York Daily News, and The Palm Beach Post.

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