Retired teacher remains hospitalized after hit-and-run crash in Miami Lakes

Detectives search for damaged car involved in Saturday crash

MIAMI LAKES, Fla. – A retired Miami-Dade County Public Schools teacher, who was the victim of a hit-and-run crash in Miami Lakes, was undergoing her third surgery Tuesday, according to relatives.

Natalie Farber, 75, a Miami Lakes resident who was also a tennis coach, suffered several broken bones during the crash Saturday, according to Frank Farber, her ex-husband.

"The cardiologists are checking her out, and also a brain surgeon, because she did end up with a fractured skull also," he said. 

Miami-Dade Police Department officers said Farber was walking in the area of Bedlington Road and Fairway Drive about 2 p.m. when a driver struck her. Miami-Dade Detective Angel Rodriguez said when the driver decided to leave Farber behind, the crash became a criminal case. 

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel took Farber to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center.

Farber's neighbor Ceily Ceeilar said Farber is very active and a nice person. She also said drivers often speed in the area where the crash happened. Frank Farber had a message for the driver involved.

"If you were the one who did it, show some courage," he said. 

Detectives were asking anyone with information about the vehicle to call them at 305-476-5423 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.



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