ME Confirms Cyclist Died From Hit & Run Injuries

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed 51-year old Miguel Rocafort died from injuries he received when someone hit him as he rode his bike on March 31st in Southwest Miami-Dade.

Police and Rocafort’s family distributed fliers Thursday morning at the scene of the hit and run at SW 184th Street and 137th Avenue in the hope that a witness will come forward.

Rocafort died at home, five days after he was struck.

“I just want you to please, please, please help me bring closure to my family. It’s been so hard for us,” said Rocafort’s son Andre Caballero.

While police hunt the hit and run driver, the victim’s family is angry with Kendall Regional Medical Center for releasing Rocafort just three days after the accident.

He had suffered a broken neck, broken leg and fluid on the brain. He died when a blood clot caused fatal respiratory failure. The hospital said it treated the man properly but his family believes the hospital put insurance coverage issues above his care.

As for the hit and run vehicle, police said it might have been a dark-colored, four-door Honda.

If you know anything about the hit and run, please call police.


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