2 pedestrians struck in hit-and-run crash in Miami Beach

Police arrest juvenile driver several blocks away from crash


MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Two pedestrians were injured Sunday in a hit-and-run crash in Miami Beach, officials said.

Ernesto Rodriquez, a spokesman for the Miami Beach Police Department, said a car struck a women and a child who were crossing 77th Street near Dickens Avenue about 4:30 p.m. The driver then fled the scene, Rodriquez said.

Officers arrested the driver, who police only identified as a juvenile, after finding the person a few blocks away, Rodriquez said.

The pedestrians were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Rodriquez described their injuries as non-life-threatening.