6-Year-Old Boy Struck By Miami Police Car Leaves Hospital

A 6-year-old boy who was struck by a City of Miami Police car earlier this month was released from the hospital Friday after weeks of recuperation.

Antwan Lawson left Jackson Memorial Hospital in a wheelchair towing several balloons and wearing a Miami Heat headband and a cast on his leg signed by his nurses. He told reporters he wasn't in pain and was doing good, but described his time in the hospital as "boring."

"He still has to do physical therapy and learn how to walk all over again," mother Janet Martinez said. "I'm just glad we are going home and he's alright and I still have my child because it could've been a whole lot worse."

Lawson was rushed to the hospital back on Feb. 3 after he was struck by the car on Northwest 5th Avenue, just west of Northwest 58th Street.

The boy, who was riding a blue scooter at the time, suddenly appeared from between two parked trucks, making it difficult for the officer to see him before the incident occurred, according to investigators.

His family said he suffered a broken pelvis, broken leg and multiple cuts and bruises.

Police said detectives are still investigating and that the crash appears to be an accident.

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