VEHICLE VERSUS PEDESTRIAN IN BICYCLE LANE LEAVES ONE MAN DEAD

Broward Sheriff's Office: Public Information Office

PIO Number:
21-3-26
BSO Case Number:
10-2103-003359
Date:
March 18, 2021
Time:
10:06 a.m.
Jurisdiction:
Deerfield Beach
Place of Occurrence:
1600 block of Northwest 49th Court, Deerfield Beach
Driver:
Gregory M. Dunn, 32, male, Deerfield Beach
Pedestrian:
Name withheld, Marsy’s Law (DECEASED)
Description of Incident:

Broward Sheriff’s Office traffic homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man who was hit while walking in a designated bicycle lane.

At approximately 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 18, BSO deputies responded to a traffic crash in the 1600 block of Northwest 49th Court in Deerfield. Deputies located a crash involving a pedestrian and a 2001 Ford F-250, driven by Gregory Dunn.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Dunn was travelling eastbound in the left thru lane of Northwest 49th Court when he entered the dedicated bicycle lane and struck the pedestrian who was walking in the lane. 

At the time of the crash, Dunn abruptly maneuvered his vehicle which caused it to rotate counterclockwise, slide across the eastbound lanes and strike the raised center median. 

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue responded and transported the pedestrian to Broward Health North where the victim was pronounced deceased at approximately 10:44 a.m.

Dunn remained on scene and cooperated with the investigation.

The traffic homicide investigation is ongoing. 

INVESTIGATORS:
Dets. M. Wiley, C. Dejesus, C. Greetham, THI
Sgt. R. Hager, THI; Deerfield Beach; BSFR

THIS REPORT BY:
Sergeant Donald Prichard/PIO-Sworn
3/22/2021 1110