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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – An off-duty police sergeant is now in the hospital after a hit-and-run driver slammed into him on Friday night.

Sgt. Marvin Sanders, a 25-year veteran with the Miami Police Department, was driving his personal motorcycle in the southbound direction on NW. 15th Avenue at the intersection of 62nd St.

A driver trying to make a left-hand turn crashed into Sanders and then fled the scene.

“It’s not only a felony to leave the scene of an accident but in this particular case, this individual we understand, he stepped out of the car looked at him got back in the car and took off,” said  City of Miami Police officer Rene Pimentel.

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City of Miami Fire Rescue transported Sgt. Sanders to Jackson Memorial Hospital in stable condition.

Officer Pimentel said the police Sargent suffered non-life-threatening injuries and is being treated for fractured bones in his leg.

“If you don’t have a conscience they are going to keep going and keep hitting and running. People with conscience stop. People that love human beings, that love human life, they are going to stop,” said neighbor David Smith.

Authorities only have a vague description of the hit-and-run driver. They say he was driving an older model white two-door Chevy Caprice with a blue antique vehicle license tag.

Anyone with information regarding this accident is urged to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-6160.

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