NARANJA (CBSMiami) — A 13-year-old boy died early Saturday morning after being hit by a car, with his father narrowly escaping the same fate.
Police said the hit-and-run occurred as Curtis Geddes and his son, Bernard Green, returned from a bus trip to Wal-Mart.
According to investigators, the two stepped off the bus and began crossing Old Dixie Highway on 264th Street.
As they were about to finish crossing, Geddes was struck by a car’s side-view mirror. At the same time, his son, just a half-step behind his dad, was struck by the front of the car. He died at the scene.
“My eyeballs are sore from where I cried so much,” Geddes said.
Geddes said he heard the car hit the accelerator.
“As I looked at the car, the RPMs of the car raised up and he took off,” Geddes said.
Asked about his son, Geddes said “It’s comforting to know he’s in God’s hands right now.”
Police describe the car as a white 2001-06 Hyundai Elantra with heavy damage to the front end, windshield, front-right headlamps and hood. The vehicle will also be missing the passenger side-view mirror.
According to police, a dark green four-door car was traveling with the Elantra and also fled the scene.
If you have any information, please call Miami-Dade Crimestoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477).