MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A driver involved in a hit and run in Miramar died after crashing his vehicle during a police pursuit that ended in Pembroke Park.
Miramar police said when their officer attempted a traffic stop of black Mercedes in the 6700 block of Miramar Parkway, the driver fled south on Southwest 64th Avenue.READ MORE: Business Owners In South Florida Say They're Struggling To Get Employees Back To Work
The officer pursued the driver for a short distance and then stopped.
Moments later the officer saw the Mercedes hit a pedestrian crossing Southwest 64th Avenue near Southwest 34th Street, according to police.
But the driver still didn’t stop and police said he eventually crashed into several light poles and overturned in the 4600 block of Hallandale Beach Boulevard.READ MORE: ‘Pretty Big Pay Package’: Broward School Board Negotiates $743K Exit Deal For Embattled Supt. Robert Runcie
“He hit the poles right here and ended on fire,” said Camille Moustardy who was closing up her shop around 9 p.m. on Thursday when she witnessed the crash. “After he hit the pole, he flipped three times and he was on fire.”
The driver was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital where he died.
Miramar police said the pedestrian was treated for his injuries.MORE NEWS: Pembroke Pines PD: 15-Year-Old Bicyclist Killed After Being Dragged Under Minivan For 30 Feet
Traffic Homicide detectives with the Broward Sheriff’s Office are investigating the crash.