Boca Raton Teen Killed In Broward County Motorcycle Crash

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Erick Danilo Bruga Da Cruz Was Riding Stolen Motorcycle, Speeding According To Police.

Erick Danilo Bruga Da Cruz of Boca Raton was killed while riding a stolen motorcycle on North Federal Highway in Pompano Beach, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2023 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A Boca Raton teenager riding an allegedly stolen motorcycle is dead after he crashed into a Lexus on North Federal Highway in Pompano Beach. The Broward Sheriff’s Office released this report late Tuesday afternoon:

“According to detectives, at approximately 6:32 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, Broward Regional Communications received a call regarding a traffic crash with injuries at 1000 North Federal Hwy. in Pompano Beach. BSO deputies and Pompano Beach Fire Rescue responded. BSO’s Traffic Homicide Unit also responded to investigate the circumstances of the crash. 

The preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of a 2012 Honda CBR1000RR, Erick Danilo Bruga Da Cruz, was traveling northbound on North Federal Highway passing through the intersection at Northeast 10th Street. At the same time, a 2007 Lexus LS460, driven by Rose Robbins, was making a left turn from southbound North Federal Highway onto eastbound Northeast 10th Street. As the driver of the Lexus was making the left turn, the motorcyclist struck the passenger side of the Lexus. 

Paramedics transported Da Cruz to Broward Health North in critical condition, where he was later pronounced deceased. The driver of the Lexus remained on scene and cooperated with the investigation. 

The investigation into the crash is ongoing. At this time, excessive speed on behalf of the motorcyclist is suspected. The investigation has also revealed that the motorcycle was reported stolen out of Boca Raton. “


Paul Saperstein


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