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.”