SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – A family is asking for answers after a father, who is now hospitalized, was found in the street after a possible hit-and-run.
Aldo Veras is a loving father of four.
"He's loving, he's kind, he's the best dad," said his daughter, Kimberly Veras.
Aldo Veras is in the fight of his life. The 49-year-old is in intensive care at Kendall Regional. He has severe injuries to his head and chest.
"Multiple fractures, a concussion," said his brother, Julio Veras.
Exactly what caused them is still a mystery.
"We need answers, you know. That's what we want," Julio Veras said.
Aldo Veras' family has been by his side since Aug. 29. Around 5:30 a.m. that morning, someone called 911. Police arrived to find Aldo Veras bloodied right in the middle of Southwest 23rd Lane, seemingly left to die.
"I think that's the worst thing you could do to someone," Kimberly Veras said.
Local 10 News is told Aldo Veras went out with a friend the night of Aug. 28. They had dinner around 7 p.m. at Chevy's in Doral, then went to Los Recuerdos Tavern off Southwest Eighth Street and 127th Avenue at 11:30 p.m. They ended up back at his friend's house in the wee hours of the morning.
Soon after, Julio Veras received a call.
"What did you think when you heard that?" asked Local 10 News' Liane Morejon.
"The worst, that he was dead," Julio Veras said.
"I thank God that he's stable, but we still need to know what happened," Kimberly Veras said.
Because Aldo Veras was found in the street, police are working this as a hit-and-run, but a lack of physical evidence or video footage is posing a major problem for investigators.
Local 10 News is told police have interviewed the friend Aldo Veras was with that night. In the meantime, the family is anguished, hoping someone out there has the answers they need.
"If you did something bad to him or you know something, call the police so we can solve the mystery," Julio Veras said.
Anyone with information can call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 304-471-TIPS.