Police: Man killed in hit-and-run crash outside Hialeah hospital

Intersection outside Palmetto General Hospital where Pablo Rodriguez was fatally struck by vehicle. (Hialeah Police Department via Google Maps)

HIALEAH, Fla. – Hialeah police are searching for the driver who killed a man earlier this week at an intersection just outside Palmetto General Hospital.

According to police, the hit-and-run occurred around 6:50 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of West 21st Court and 68th Street, directly in front of the south entrance to the hospital.

Hialeah police Sgt. Jose Torres said officers arrived at the scene to find the victim, Pablo Rodriguez, in the middle of the roadway with injuries to his head.

He was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, where he later died from his injuries.

According to Torres, Rodriguez had parked his vehicle at the Burger King parking lot and walked across the street to the hospital when he was struck by an unknown vehicle.

Torres said the driver fled the scene.

Hialeah police are asking for anyone who witnessed the crash or anything unusual in the area during that time to contact them at 305-687-2525 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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