Pedestrian hospitalized following hit-and-run in Opa-locka

OPA-LOCKA, FLA. (WSVN) - Rescue crews took a man to the hospital after a vehicle struck him at a Chevron gas station in Opa-locka.

Opa-locka Police and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units responded to the scene along Northwest 22nd Avenue and Opa-locka Boulevard, just after 8 a.m., Thursday.

Rescue crews transported the victim to Jackson North Medical Center in stable condition. Officials said he is doing better than expected.

The man could be seen in the video walking near the gas station’s pump no. 10 when the sedan hit him.

The sedan could then be seen rounding the corner and going out of frame of the video as the man picked himself off the ground.

Police are now searching for a gray 2010 Chevrolet Malibu sedan that fled the scene.

The investigation revealed that the driver did not stop to render aid to the victim.

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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