MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami-Dade Police Department is investigating after a pedestrian was struck near the Bird Road southbound entrance to the Turnpike.
The person who ran onto the highway is a psychiatric patient at Kendall Regional Medical Center.READ MORE: Florida Man Who Killed Co-Worker Over Affair Gets Life In Prison
Police say he became combative inside the hospital and ran away.
Hospital staff and police ran after him.
The young man in his 20s survived getting hit.READ MORE: Miami-Dade Bus Driver Accused Of Molesting 7-Year-Old Girl
He’s being treated for his new injuries as well as his previous condition.
The accident caused a major traffic mess at the height of rush hour.MORE NEWS: Partial Roof Collapse At Miami Coin Laundry In Strip Mall, Inspectors Condemned Building
The southbound Turnpike was temporarily closed from 8 Street to Bird Road as a result of the incident.