Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run crash in Pembroke Pines

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – Pembroke Pines police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that left one man dead Saturday morning.

The crash was reported shortly before 5:30 a.m. near North Perry Airport on Pembroke Road and Island Drive.

According to Pembroke Pines police, a bicyclist was riding westbound on Pembroke Road to a predetermined location to meet a group of other bicyclists for an organized ride, when he was struck and killed by a hit-and-run vehicle.

Police identified the bicyclist as 41-year-old Roy Miralda.

Authorities said the driver left the scene without rendering aid to Miralda or notifying law enforcement.

People who live near the busy intersection are now asking for more police patrols to prevent another tragedy.

“I don’t see much of a control from the police,” a Pembroke Pines resident said. “Because I know that in the past we have had accidents where people have died.”

According to police, the vehicle is a black 2016 Nissan Altima bearing Florida tag LADQ40.

Investigators said the vehicle likely has damage to the front bumper/front headlight area, as well as damage to the hood and front windshield.

The cause of the crash is still being investigated.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Pembroke Pines Police Department at 954-431-2200 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.

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