Man lost leg in Little Havana hit-and-run crash

Family asks for help through GoFundMe page

Police say a driver struck the pedestrian Wednesday night and didn’t stop to help.

MIAMI – Detectives are investigating a hit-and-run crash that happened Wednesday night in Miami’s East Little Havana neighborhood, causing the victim to lose a leg and face a long recovery.

According to the Miami Police Department, a driver struck a pedestrian at about 8:30 p.m. at Southwest Eighth Avenue and Seventh Street and didn’t stop to help.

Officers described the victim as a man in his mid-30s. Miami Fire Rescue personnel took him to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition.

The man was later identified in a GoFundMe page as Mickey. Loved ones created the fundraising page to assist with his medical expenses.

According to the page, the impact of the crash was so intense that Mickey lost his leg. After a 10-hour surgery, it could not be reattached.

Loved ones say Mickey had already lost his job during the COVID-19 pandemic and now faces a long road to recovery. The fundraising page says Mickey will require ongoing medical care, prosthesis and therapy.

To help out, click here to visit the GoFundMe page.

Local 10 News Assignment Desk Editor Emily Hales contributed to this report.

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