Pembroke Pines PD Investigating After SUV Hit Pedestrian

PEMBROKE PINES (CBSMiami) – A pedestrian was hit by an SUV early Sunday morning and is in critical condition, police said.

The incident occurred just after 5:30 a.m. at 7000 Pines Boulevard.

According to officers, a black Nissan Pathfinder, driven by Derek Ragoonath, 51, hit Exavier Lucumi, 26, while he was trying to cross the road.

Lucumi was not in a crosswalk, said police.

He sustained serious injuries and is at Memorial Regional Hospital.  Officers made contact with Ragoonath a short distance from the scene of the crash.

No charges have been filed, but the investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Pembroke Pines Police Department at (954) 431-2200 or Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS.



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