Woman accused of striking 2 federal agents, leaving scene jailed
Jordana Rosales, 21, locked up after hitting federal agents in Miami Beach
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – A 21-year-old woman accused of striking two federal agents with her car and leaving the scene is now in jail.
Jordana Rosales is behind held on $100,000 bond, accused of leaving the scene of a crash causing great bodily harm.
"I saw one person laying on the floor and I saw another guy was holding the side of his body," a witness said.
It happened shortly after 2 a.m. Friday on Collins Avenue near Espanola Way. Miami Beach police said the two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were flagging down a taxi and speaking with the driver when Rosales made a U-turn in her Mercedes E250.
Police said Rosales noticed the stopped taxi and swerved towards the curb to avoid it, striking the two men.
"The vehicle actually jumped up onto that curb and continued southbound on Collins Avenue after striking both victims," Miami Beach police Officer Ernesto Rodriguez said.
The victims were left behind badly hurt. One of the men broke his leg, but the other was critically injured.
"You could see blood was coming from his head," a witness said.
Hours after the crash, the damaged Mercedes was found parked at a luxury high-rise building at 92 SW Third St. in downtown Miami. Miami police contacted Miami Beach police and from there, they tracked down Rosales, questioned her and placed her under arrest late Friday night.
Local 10 News was told the two ICE agents were in Miami Beach on official business.
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