MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade police have asked for the public’s help in finding a driver who struck a 61-year old man on a bike and left him to die.READ MORE: ‘Treating Those Immigrants Like Dogs’: North Miami Mayor Sickened By Images Of Border Patrol Agents Using Whips To Corral Haitian Immigrants
It happened around 1 a.m. Friday in the area of the NW 30th Avenue and North River Drive.
Surveillance cameras captured a dark-color pickup truck which police suspect hit Jorge Vargas who was riding a motorized bike.
Vargas was thrown from his bike and onto the sidewalk, hitting his head on the pavement.READ MORE: ‘Such A Demonic Spirit’: 70-Year-Old Man Stabbed In Random Attack At Miramar Plaza
After the crash, the driver sped off without stopping to help.
Police think the truck is either a Chevrolet Silverado or a GMC Sierra. It may have damage to the right headlight and damage to the right bumper and hood.
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Anyone with information on the truck, or its driver, is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.