MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – A 31-year-old woman has been arrested in the hit-and-run that was caught on camera last month on Collins Avenue in Miami Beach.
Lisa Smith, of Aventura, was arrested Tuesday and charged with leaving the scene of a crash that caused serious bodily injury.
She was seen leaving a Miami-Dade County jail late Tuesday night.
The crash happened just after 9 p.m. on May 9, south of the intersection of Collins and 44th Street, near the Fontainebleau hotel. A woman was crossing Collins Avenue, police say, when a white Mercedes hit her, sending the pedestrian flying in the air.
Three days later, police found the white Mercedes with front-end damage in an Aventura parking lot.
An attorney representing Smith contacted Miami Beach detectives and told them that she was driving the C300 Mercedes and hit a pedestrian in Miami Beach that night, according to an arrest report. Smith’s attorney reported that she told him that the pedestrian crossed the street while Smith had a green light.
Detectives concluded that Smith saw the victim on the ground and fled the scene without rendering aid or calling 911.
The victim, a woman in her 60s, underwent multiple surgeries.