Student Blindsided By Car At Miami Beach Crosswalk

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MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) — A 24-year-old exchange student from India has been hospitalized following a hit and run in Miami Beach and police are now searching for the driver responsible.

Abhishek Tulsyan (Source: Facebook)

Abhishek Tulsyan (Source: Facebook)

Video of the December 24th incident shows Abhishek Tulsyan, who attends Babson College in Massachusetts, standing at the corner of Collins Avenue and 9th Street.

As he looks to cross westbound, with his head turned in the opposite direction, he never sees a dark blue 2013 Chevrolet Camaro convertible veer slightly off the road and strike him.

Although several witnesses were in the area, the northbound driver kept going. Miami Beach Police suspect the vehicle has front-end passenger-side damage.

Mitch Novick owns the Sherbrooke Hotel near where the hit and run took place off Collins Avenue and 9th Street.  It was his cameras that captured what happened.

He says although there have been other hit and runs in the area this one has really impacted him.

“This particular incident is really disturbing. It only made me question and realize my own mortality, how vulnerable we all are doing something as innocuos as crossing the street,” said Novick.

Tulsyan has had to undergo multiple surgeries for his injuries.

If you have any information in the case, contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.

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