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2 Norwegian tourists injured in Florida hit-and-run crash

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Posted at 4:42 PM, Feb 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-07 16:42:56-05

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Police in South Florida are searching for a driver who ran over two Norwegian tourists and then fled without helping the injured pair, authorities said.

The hit-and-run crash occurred shortly after 4 a.m. Thursday on a Fort Lauderdale street that runs between a row of bars and the beach, a police news release said.

Security video from a nearby business shows the man and woman stumble off a curb and fall into the road. They land directly in the path of a passing car, which attempts to swerve away but still rolls over them.

WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT. VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED

The driver then continued on without stopping to help the injured victims, police said.

Both victims were taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. Investigators confirmed that the two were visiting from Norway but weren't immediately releasing their names.

Witnesses described the car as a two door, red Porsche. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.