NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are searching for a driver responsible for hitting a family of three in Northwest Miami-Dade, killing a 2-year-old girl.
According to Miami-Dade Police, a mother, father and the 2-year-old were hit in the area of Northwest 10th Avenue and 116th Street, at around 9:30 p.m., Wednesday.
Police said the driver took off shortly after.
A neighbor began recording the aftermath as Miami-Dade Fire Rescue arrived. A woman is seen in the video in the middle of the street, and the child on the side of the road.
Paramedics transported the family to Jackson Memorial Hospital where the toddler passed away.
The parents, who are only in their 40s, are still at the hospital in stable conditions.
“For a baby to die and the person just hit them like they were nobody and kept going, that’s sad. That’s real sad,” said Janice Hollan, a neighbor.
7News cameras captured the patient believed to be the mother as she was put in an ambulance. She was transported to a local hospital.
Cameras also showed a bicycle and a shoe at the scene.
People that live nearby heard sirens after the crash.
“I came out here, and she was already on the ground. My neighbor trying to help her so we couldn’t go outside,” said Jeremy Hollan.
One neighbor ran over in attempt to do anything possible to help the child, but it was already too late.
“I touched the chest, there,” said the neighbor in a purple shirt. “The baby is dead.”
Another neighbor gave the child CPR until paramedics arrived.
They were horrified and are worried about this happening again.
“They need to do something about this area. They do stunts on the road. They speed up and down,” said Janice. “It’s real dangerous around here, very dangerous. You can’t even walk or ride a bike, because they will run you down, and they don’t care, and they’ll keep going.”
Neighbors also said they regularly saw the family walking in the neighborhood either exercising or going to the convenience store and that they are very nice people.
Police have not provided a description of the vehicle involved nor the identities of the victims.
The crash remains under investigation.
If you have any information on this hit-and-run or the driver’s whereabouts, call Miami-Dade Police or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.
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