HIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) - An elderly man has been taken to the hospital after a car hit him and fled as he tried to cross the street in Hialeah.

Hialeah and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue teams responded to the scene near East 17th Street and Fourth Avenue, just before noon Tuesday.

According to Hialeah Fire Rescue, the elderly man was struck while he crossed the street.

The man was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital in unknown condition.

East 17th Street and Fourth Avenue were temporarily closed while police detectives investigated.

The driver who hit the man reportedly stopped at the scene for a moment before fleeing later on.

If you have any information on this hit-and-run crash, 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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