Fatal Hit-and-Run Launches Man Airborne For Full Block

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A hit-and-run collision left one person dead after the impact launched him airborne for an entire city block.

According to Willie Moreno, Public Information Officer for Miami Police, the hit-and-run took place around 6:15 a.m. Saturday morning.

A black Honda Accord racing down 12th Avenue toward 61 Street struck a pedestrian crossing the street, Moreno said.

The victim was projected onto the windshield, breaking it, then thrown into the air for a full block.

His cap, a shoe and other personal items were found strewn about the street.

“This is something a little bit serious…I’m sad to say,” said Moreno.

Meanwhile, the Accord continued without stopping, running a red light at the intersection of 12th Avenue and 61 Street.

Within one hour, a Miami-Dade Police detective spotted what was believed to be the vehicle and driver involved.

According to Moreno, that person is in custody and is being questioned. He refused a DUI test and will be arrested for DUI refusal.

Blood samples and a toxicology report are expected to provide more information on this crime.

The identity of the person struck will be released once the family is notified.


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