Hit & Run Leaves Wheelchair-Bound Woman In Critical Condition

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A woman has been hospitalized in critical condition following a hit-and-run crash in Miami.

It happened at approximately 1:50 a.m. Saturday, at N.W. 17th Avenue and N.W. 69th Street.

According to investigators, the victim was crossing the street in a wheelchair when a white Nissan Altima, heading north, struck her in the middle of the street.

After the crash, witnesses told police the Nissan turned a corner but returned shortly after to the scene of the crash, before deciding to leave.

“A white Nissan was seen fleeing the scene eastbound on 69th Street, and then doubled back on 70th Street, and fled northbound on 17th Avenue,” said City of Miami Police Det. Joseph Kennedy.

“Parked for several seconds looking at the scene, before fleeing northbound,” said Ofc. Christopher Bess. “We do believe the offender knows that he or she may have hit our victim.”

The woman, who’s believed to be in her 50’s and is well-known to residents in the area, was taken to Jackson Memorial’s Ryder Trauma Center by City of Miami Fire Rescue.

Police are searching for the Nissan driver with extensive front-end damage.

If you know anything that can help, call Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS. There’s a $3,000 reward for anonymous tips that lead to an arrest.

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