Driver ditches truck after crashing into SW Miami-Dade home

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A family is searching for answers after a truck slammed into their Southwest Miami-Dade home and the driver fled the scene.

The crash occurred along Southwest 107th Avenue near 41st Street at approximately 2:40 a.m., Friday.

7News cameras captured the white Ford F-250 pickup truck with front-end damage in front of the home.

Homeowner Armando Lopez said his son was sleeping in a room right next to where the truck crashed.

“This is horrible. This is horrible. This is horrible,” Lopez said. “Call the police. Call whoever. This guy has to be off the streets, man. Two inches more that way, you’re talking about a different situation.”

A shattered window and a damaged wall could also be seen.

“That’s a cowardly act,” Lopez said. “You could get banged up if you want, man, but don’t mess with innocent people.”

Lopez added that his wife spotted a short man with dark hair running from the scene.

“The guy got off the car,” he said. “I guess he ran that way, that way. I don’t know.”

When the truck left the roadway, it took out a power pole and a fence before it ran into the home.

No injuries were reported.

Lopez is asking the public to help police find the driver who hit his house and took off running.

“Please come in and come forward,” he said. “I mean, we got to get this guy off the street.”

The home has since been deemed unsafe.

If you have any information on this hit-and-run, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.

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