Police looking for hit-and-run driver who seriously injured man on Facebook Live is recording vigil

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — Police are looking for the hit-and-run driver who seriously injured a 70-year-old man at a memorial gala Monday.

Bernard Wright’s family said they were shocked by the incident.

Wright attends vigil organized by Bryce Graham honoring 13-year-old Stanley Davis III a year after his death. Wright was then hit He finished recording the vigil on Facebook Live.

Graham said he was walking across the street with Wright but stopped to speak to someone.

Wright is recovering at Delray Medical Center.

Activist Bryce Graham.jpg

Jefflyn Ross/WPTV

Vigil organizer Bryce Graham explained the moments before and after the Reverend Bernard Wright was hit by a car.

“Because of the pain and the level of injury he was going through, he was heavily sedated; that was the best way to stay comfortable,” Graham said.

Wright’s family hopes the perpetrators will come forward.

“The family was broken. He was their husband, their father, their grandfather, their great-grandfather, he was their anchor,” Graham said. “So, they’re in a difficult situation and are praying for the best for him.”

Meanwhile, a news conference will be held at noon Thursday on the 800 block of Northern Federal Highway, the same location where the hit-and-run occurred.

Anyone with information about the accident or the whereabouts of the person driving the white Chevrolet Camaro at the time of the accident is urged to contact Officer Mastro at 561-742-6100.