Road rage incident leaves victim critically injured in Aventura, police say

Detectives questioning person of interest

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor

AVENTURA, Fla. - A road rage incident in Aventura left a victim critically injured last week, authorities announced Thursday.

Police said they located the car used in the hit-and-run crash on Thursday and detectives are speaking with a person of interest. 

The incident was reported shortly after 1 p.m. Jan. 14 in the area of Northeast 182nd Street and Biscayne Boulevard.

According to Aventura police, a man struck the victim with his car and then fled south on Biscayne Boulevard.

Details about what led up to the incident haven't been released, but authorities said they are looking for the driver, described as an older, heavyset, white man with gray hair. Police said he was wearing sunglasses with yellow lenses when the incident occurred.

The car believed to have been used in the hit-and-run crash was described by police as a faded gold-colored 2005 or 2006 Ford Focus with damage on the right front passenger side and missing paint on the roof. 

Anyone who witnessed the hit-and-run crash or has any information about the case is asked to call Officer Bonville at 305-466-8989 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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