Motorcyclist in coma after rear-ended by car in Little Havana
Luis Sanchez, 50, arrested after allegedly attempting to flee from crash
MIAMI – A 21-year-old man who was critically injured in a hit -and-run crash Sunday is in a medically induced coma at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Police said Jonathan Borrero was rear-ended while riding his motorcycle near the intersection of Southwest Seventh Street and Beacom Boulevard in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood.
His girlfriend, Dayna Richardson, 18, told Local 10 News that he was headed back to her house after picking up food from Taco Bell at 1:40 a.m.
Richardson visited her boyfriend of two years Monday while he continues to recover at the Ryder Trauma Center.
"They told me that he's stable," Richardson said. "There's liquid inside his skull, so they're taking that out and he has a cast on his leg."
Miami police have confirmed the arrest of Luis F. Sanchez, 50. He faces charges of leaving the scene of a crash with serious bodily injuries and resisting arrest without violence.
Witnesses told Local 10 News that Sanchez was drunk when he slammed his van into Borrero's 2015 Yamaha 300.
"I'm really angry right now," Richardson said in front of her boyfriend's family.
Another witness said that Sanchez tried to flee the scene, but a good Samaritan saw what happened and helped police track him down.
Friends and family of Borrero packed the hospital Sunday, showing support for their friend, who graduated from Young Men's Preparatory Academy in Miami.
"He's sweet, and he's caring," Richardson said. "He's always the type of guy who likes to make everyone laugh. I love him so much."
A GoFundMe page has been established to help pay for Borrero's medical expenses.
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