Miami-Dade police aide injured in hit-and-run

Victim listed in stable condition at Kendall Regional Medical Center


DORAL, Fla. – A public service aide for the Miami-Dade Police Department was seriously injured Sunday in a hit-and-run crash.

According to Miami-Dade police spokeswoman Jennifer Capote, the 56-year-old victim, who has not been identified, was struck by a car while conducting a traffic crash investigation in the area of Southwest 127th Avenue and 244th Street.

Capote said the man was gathering information when he heard a car speeding north on 127th Avenue.

Capote said the aide told the driver of the crashed vehicle to step to the side, and the aide was struck by the oncoming car.

According to Capote, the victim was thrown back against the parked vehicle, and the driver of the car that struck him never stopped.

The victim was taken to Kendall Regional Medical Center with multiple fractures to his leg and a laceration to his right hand. He is listed in stable condition.

Anyone with information about the identity of the driver is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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