Search for hit-and-run driver continues

MIAMI - As doctors worked Wednesday to save a hit-and-run victim's leg, the search continued for the driver of the car that hit him.

Charlie Kimball, 70, underwent surgery Wednesday after suffering a broken leg and brain damage when he was hit by a car Monday night.

Police said Kimball, who is legally blind, was walking in the street about 9:15 p.m. when a car going north on Northwest Seventh Avenue near 19th Street hit him, then drove away.

"It went north on Seventh Avenue and then made a right-hand turn to go east on 20th Street," said Detective Eddie Avila, of the Miami Police Department.

Miami police released surveillance video Wednesday in the hope that someone will recognize the car that hit Kimball, which they believe was a blue 2005-2007 Ford Taurus with dark-tinted windows and alloy wheels.

"There is an actual witness that observed the impact that was there at the scene. That's where we got the information from the vehicle," said Avila.

Investigators said the car likely has front or side damage.

Kimball was critically injured in the crash.

"Damage, he has a lot of damage to the brain and to his legs," said Kimball's daughter, Marcia Chisholm.

Kimball's two daughters asked that anyone with any information tell police. They want the driver to be caught.

"Accidents happen, but we still have a responsibility to do right. So, do the right thing and come forward," Chisholm said.

Kimball's daughters said Wednesday that they were waiting for their father to come out of surgery.

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