Police Search For Hit-And-Run Driver Who Hit Disabled Person

Miami Police are still searching for the motorist who was involved in a hit-and-run crash, which left a woman in a wheelchair injured earlier this month.

CBS Local in Miami reports that on Thursday, October 17th, a woman in her 60’s was crossing the intersection at NE 2nd Avenue and 54th Street in her wheelchair at approximately 3:30 a.m. when she was struck by a motorist.

Eyewitnesses at the scene said that one vehicle missed the woman, but she was struck by a second vehicle. After hitting her, the driver did not stop.

A nurse, who was nearby at the time, helped the woman out of the intersection. Other Good Samaritans were also nearby to offer a helping hand. Residents of the neighborhood say that the woman is known to the area to travel to a nearby convenience store. 

Police and fire personnel arrived at the scene. EMT’s with the fire department transported the woman to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries to her face and legs. Her identity has not been released at this time.

Although there were several witnesses who either saw or heard the accident, police say that they don’t have a description of the vehicle that was involved in the crash other than it was a dark-colored older model four-door sedan.

Miami Police are asking anyone with any further information to contact them or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305)471-8477.