By Sharon Aron Baron
A woman exiting a Broward County bus was fatally struck by a vehicle that fled the scene in North Lauderdale on Tuesday night.
Broward Regional Communications received a call around 8:20 pm. regarding an accident with injuries. BSO deputies responded to the 1400 block of South State Road 7, where they found a female pedestrian, Rose Clarke, lying in the road.
Clark, 66, of Hollywood, was pronounced deceased on the scene. A preliminary investigation revealed that a vehicle traveling northbound struck her as she crossed State Road 7 after exiting a Broward County bus.
That vehicle then fled the scene, and Clarke was on the ground when another vehicle hit her. The second vehicle driver, a 56-year-old female from Coral Springs, remained on scene, attempted to render aid, and cooperated with investigators.
Detectives noted that Clarke was not crossing the street in a designated crosswalk when she was initially struck. They believe the vehicle that fled the scene is a pearl white 2018 Kia Optima LX. During the crash, the vehicle’s passenger side-view mirror came off the car.
The traffic homicide investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact BSO Traffic Homicide Detective Michael Wiley at 954-321-4841. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org. Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.
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