Monday, March 25, 2013 |
3 years ago
How often have you seen this headline in Miami? Yet even in Dade, where hit-and-runs are as regular as dubstep floating around South Beach on Ultra weekend, the wreck that killed a cyclist in North Dade yesterday was particularly brutal.
After an SUV slammed into the man, the driver stopped twice to try to dislodge the body from beneath his car before speeding away, witnesses say.
Update: Police have identified the victim as 50-year-old Alejandro Hermis.
The accident happened just after 6:30 a.m. Sunday on NW 151st Street at 2nd Avenue, says Det. Roy Rutland, a spokesman for the Miami-Dade Police Department.
The victim, whom police haven't identified yet, was cycling east when a light-colored Dodge Durango slammed into the bike from the rear.
The driver dragged the cyclist at least 50 feet before stopping twice and "attempting to maneuver and dislodge the victim," Rutland writes in a release.
When he finally disentangled the cyclist from his SUV, the driver sped away down 151st Street.
Anyone with info about Sunday's crash should call MDPD at 305-471-TIPS.