Florida man killed after being struck twice by hit-and-run drivers

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — A South Florida man survived one hit-and-run driver, but as he got back to his feet he was struck by a second vehicle that also sped away from the scene, authorities said.

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James Bates, 35, of Boynton Beach, died about two hours after he was found by a passerby at about 4:30 a.m. Thursday in Pompano Beach, the Sun-Sentinel reported. It is not known when Bates was struck by the first vehicle, the newspaper reported.

Bates died at about 6:35 a.m. Friday,

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said it was looking for both drivers, the Miami Herald reported. Neither driver stopped to help Bates.

“The victim fell several times and spent an unknown amount of time in the roadway crawling on the ground disoriented,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement. “While in the roadway, it appears Bates was struck by another unknown vehicle. That vehicle also failed to remain on scene.

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