NW MIAMI-DADE (CBS4) – Miami-Dade police are looking for a driver who left a man to die on the sidewalk after he hit him with his car.

The accident happened around midnight Sunday on NW 32nd Avenue near 83rd Street. Francisco Caro, 43, was riding his bike along NW 32nd Avenue when he was sideswiped by an older model gold Oldsmobile, according to traffic homicide investigators.

The impact slammed Caro into a fence, he then crumpled to the sidewalk where he died.

“Very loving person. Very supportive and very caring person,” said Caro’s sister Iris Chevez. “We couldn’t believe him, we could not believe it was him, we could not. We said ‘no that’s not him’.”

Chevez says they still have not shared the tragic news with Caro’s 8 year old son.

“The little one doesn’t know that he doesn’t know yet he doesn’t know yet,” said Chevez. “We don’t find a way to tell him what happened with his daddy.”

After the crash, a witness who did not want to be identified in this report, said the man got out of his car.

“He looked back, I thought he was going to come back, he took a couple of steps, then he stopped, he jumped in his car and took off,” said the witness.

Miami-Dade traffic homicide investigators said they recovered chips of paint from the car and an emblem. Police spokesman Det. Roy Rutland said the car they’re looking for will possibly have damage on its right side.

Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.

“If he’s watching us, he needs to know we don’t care what he thinks right now we just need him to come forward,” said Chevez. “We’re not mad. We’re not angry. Just to have a peace of mind for our families.”

Comments (5)
  1. Tony says:

    It’s a real shame to live in South Florida, can’t wait to leave this place, so tired of the crime, abuse, fraud etc. Just so disgusting

  2. Chucky says:


    That wasn’t very nice.

    The guy on the bike gets dead, and the other dude that whacked him takes a quick look just to make sure he isn’t going anywhere.

    And it all goes down in an austere part of town. How novel…and unusual?

    I think Tony has it right.

  3. DOMINGO says:

    Its a shame that we are got to be like animalas wait animals do care ,shame that someone can run ovr or hit someone and dont care about that person lets him die like aanimal on the streets what have we become we are not human any more hope they get the person that did these and give him the same kind of attention he gave the person on the bike .

  4. Phil Landers says:

    I believe this makes 11 hit and run deaths in Dade County since January 1st. I dont go to Dade unless Im getting paid or laid cuz Im substantially afraid. Why yes that is Lambic Pentameter, thanks for noticing!

  5. MattGMD says:

    This hit and run coward does not likely have the means to buy his/her way out of punishment *if* apprehended. Ryan LeVin was able to have his parents write a couple hefty settlement checks for the two lives he took with his Porsche in Ft. Lauderdale: some house arrest time in his luxury condo. Hope the cops track down this hit and run killer to face some semblance of justice.