PERRINE (CBSMiami) – Two young parents are recovering after being involved in a hit and run crash just days before their infant daughter’s funeral.
Wallicia Williams, 21, and Simon Neal, 23, were rushed to Kendall Regional Medical Center Thursday night after the dirt bike they were riding collided with a car along SW 176 St. near 110 Ave. in Perrine.
“The guy was unconscious, so he wasn’t talking,” a witness who did not wish to be identified told CBS4’s Lauren Pastrana. “I’m trying to get the bike off him, and the guy who was driving the PT Cruiser, he got back in his car and drove off.”
The witness said he did not have enough time to get the license plate attached to the red PT Cruiser before the driver sped away.
Williams had a gash in her leg and Neal underwent surgery on his wrist, a family member said. He also suffered head trauma.
“It’s very hard. Very hard. Too much pain back to back,” Williams’ mother, Sonya Hammond said.
The crash comes just a month after another hit and run in West Perrine where 55-year-old Monica Patterson was killed.
Hammond said Patterson was her aunt.
“First, we lost my aunt in a high speed chase in Perrine. That was September 16th. My granddaughter just passed, which was their daughter,” Hammond said in exclusive interview with CBS4.
Saniyah Neal was supposed to be laid to rest Saturday, but with her parents now in the hospital, the funeral has been postponed.
“She lived for 5 months. She had Trisomy 13, which is a chromosome disorder,” Hammond explained. “We were blessed to have her for 5 months.”
Nursing broken hearts and broken bones, Saniyah’s parents now hope the person who crashed into them will come forward.
“I think that you have to have no morals and no heart to hit somebody’s kids and keep going,” Hammond said.
If you have information that might help police track down the driver, contact Miami-Dade Crimestoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
You can remain anonymous.