MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami Police Department is releasing new information and a new flyer in a hit-and-run accident involving a 77-year-old grandmother.
Surveillance tape obtained by CBS4’s Peter D’Oench shows what happens at 6:05 p.m. Tuesday when a white, four-door Infiniti struck Edelmira Barrios as she crossed NW 1 Street. on 26th Avenue.READ MORE: 13-Bedroom Home Gifted To Florida Family Raising 15 Kids
The surveillance tape obtained from two neighbors’ cameras shows the car knocking Barrios down and then pausing before leaving the scene.
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The new flyer from Miami PD shows a photo of the woman known affectionately in the neighborhood as “Mirita” and a clear image of the Infiniti. CBS4 has frozen the image of the accident before impact.
Genesis Barrios, the grandchild of Barrios, says the accident left her with a fractured hip. She was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital where she had surgery and where she will need therapy after being hospitalized for at least a week, according to the grandchild.
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Genesis says Edelmira was coming home from a nearby pharmacy.
Genesis Barrios, who takes care of Edelmira in a nearby home, said, “She was crossing the street and a car took the stop sign and ended up striking her and just left. It is very hard to see that and process that a person took off like that. It was very shocking. You don’t know how to feel looking at that type of thing. She is getting surgery and will be in recovery for awhile. It hurts a lot, especially walking in to the hospital. I hope she recovers well. I am the only one taking care of her. Her children do not live here.”
Genesis added, “If you know anything and have seen the white Infiniti in the area, just call it in. It would mean a lot for me to see that person responsible for this come forward or be caught.”
Miami PD have released a flyer to distribute in the neighborhood hoping someone may come forward with information which could help them in their investigation.
Miami PD spokeswoman officer Kenia Fallat said, “We are looking for a white, four-door sedan that was in the area and took off. We believe the car may have some front-end damage and the video is pretty clear. We believe that someone is out there that knows a little more and has yet to call us.”
She added, “That driver failed to render aid and failing to call 911 for help is what makes the case so much more difficult and criminal. If you stay on the scene you may not even be at fault. But the fact that that person leaves the scene makes this criminal and even more dangerous.”
There has been an increase in the number of hit-and-run accidents in Miami.
Fallat said, “There is a lot of neglect. We don’t know what the driver was thinking. You can see that that person struck that pedestrian and just continue on his or her way. That car just left the woman lying in the road and left. She was crying for help. It was lucky that someone came to assist her but we know there is someone out there who is heartless and has yet to come forward.”MORE NEWS: Giant Asteroid To Safely Zoom By Earth On Tuesday
Anyone who can help find the Infiniti and the driver should call the Miami Police Department or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477). There is a reward of up to $1,000 and callers will remain anonymous.