Man seriously injured after being hit by car during vigil for Boynton Beach teens

BOYNTON BEACH — A Boynton Beach teen vigil faces further tragedy after a man was seriously injured in a hit-and-run, police said.

Man hit by car shortly after filming Facebook Live vigil for 13 Stanley Davis III, Boynton Beach police said.

davis family held monday night vigil To commemorate the first anniversary of his death. The event takes place at 6 p.m. on Northern Federal Highway.

The Boynton Beach Police Department said the turn lanes were cordoned off and closed for a vigil. However, the man got distracted and walked out of the designated area into oncoming traffic.

Multiple witnesses told CBS12 News they knew who the man was — Bishop Bernard Wright — who is also the city’s mayoral candidate. However, police have not yet identified the man.

A white Camaro hit the man and fled the scene, police said. First responders took him to a trauma center in Delray Beach with serious injuries. Event organizer Bryce Graham provided an update, telling CBS12 that Wright is in stable condition but will require surgery.

WPEC-CBS 12 is the news partner of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

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