Person Of Interest Located In Rickenbacker Cyclists Hit & Run
South Florida Crime
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami Police say they a person and car of interest in the hit and run accident that injured two cyclists early Wednesday morning.
Authorities have not revealed their identity, but say the driver was found on Key Biscayne.
According to Miami Police, two men on bikes were struck on the eastbound side of the Rickenbacker Causeway around 5:15 a.m.
The victims, 37-year-old Aaron Cohen and 48-year-old Enda Walsh, were both rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Cohen, a father of two, is in extreme critical condition after undergoing emergency brain surgery. Sources confirm to CBS4′s Gio Benitez that Cohen leads the Esserman International Racing Team.Walsh suffered a leg injury and spoke to CBS4’s Gary Nelson when he was released from the hospital.
“We were cycling up the Key Biscayne bridge side by side, in the bike lane, having a conversation. We didn’t even see anything. then there was a loud bang and the next thing you know I was on the ground and Aaron was 30 feet up the road lying on his back on the road not moving,” said Walsh.
The car that hit Cohen and Walsh left debris behind which enabled police to figure out what kind of car it was. Miami Det. Lorraine Rubio said the car is a 2009 – 2011 Silver Honda Civic. The Civic will have right side front fender damage and missing a right side mirror.
Cohen’s wife is heartbroken. “It’s just horrible and I just really want to find whoever did this,” said Patty Cohen.
“It’s shocking and I worry every time they go out because so many accidents happen especially there even though there are bike lanes,” said Mary Walsh, Enda’s wife.
Enda said both he and Cohen were wearing helmets and both were in the bike lane obeying the law.
If you know anything about the whereabouts of the vehicle or driver wanted in this hit and run, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.