Video captures chaotic scene after hit-and-run crash in Miami

Fleeing driver's SUV attacked with sledgehammer

By Roy Ramos - Reporter

MIAMI - Cellphone video captured the intense moments after a silver Infinity SUV crashed into several cars Sunday morning on Biscayne Boulevard and Northeast 36th Street in Miami.  

In the video, multiple drivers got out of their cars and tried to stop the driver of the SUV from leaving.

"That's crazy. You know, you have a crash, you stop," witness Anthony Jimenez said.

What Jimenez didn't see were the attempts by people to pull that driver from his vehicle before he took off. In the video, one man screams, "Don't move."

As the driver reverses, he then moves west on Northwest 36th Street, where another man pulls off his door handle. Moments before, another driver got out of his white van and broke every window of the SUV with a sledgehammer.

Jimenez said the man with the sledgehammer may have gone too far.

"I'll call the cops and I'll try to chase him down," Jimenez said.

Miami police said there were no injuries to any of the drivers involved. Despite the man's attempt to flee, he was taken into custody.

Police said they do not encourage drivers to try and stop someone from leaving the scene. They urge people to call police with a description of the vehicle.

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