Man seriously injured in crash after recording vigil on Facebook Live

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — A man was seriously injured in a hit-and-run as he wrapped up a Facebook Live vigil honoring the death of a Boynton Beach teen who died riding a motorcycle a year ago.

Witnesses identified the victim as this year’s mayoral candidate, Bishop Bernard Wright.

The incident occurred at 6:39 p.m. on the 800 block of Northern Federal, according to police spokeswoman Sergeant Holly Picciano.Vigil for Stanley Davis III begins at 6 p.m.

The victim was crossing the road when he was hit by a white Camero. According to Picciano, the driver left the scene and has not been located.

Wright was taken to Delray Medical Center but is expected to survive his injuries, Picciano said.

The vigil took place on Dec. 26, 2021, after 13-year-old Davis crashed his SUV after Boynton Beach police tried to pull him over. The teen was traveling at 85 mph on the SUV when the accident occurred.

Despite Florida Highway Patrol investigation found in march Although Mark Thorne was free of wrongdoing in the pursuit of Davis and should not face any charges, the city manager concluded that Thorne failed to follow policies and procedures in the events leading up to the crash. He was fired.

No criminal charges were dismissed.

The family filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Sun and the city of Boynton Beach.