DORAL, FLA. (WSVN) - The victim of an alleged hit-and-run was seen pounding on the driver’s window at an intersection in Doral.
Cellphone cameras captured the confrontation along Northwest 36th Street and 87th Avenue, around 1:45 p.m., Wednesday.
Instagram page “Only in Dade” shared the video of what at first glance looked like a case of road rage.
However, Doral Police told 7News the man was actually the victim of a hit-and-run incident.
Officials said the man told them that he was trying to stop a driver who reportedly struck his vehicle and took off.
“We want to speak to both sides, find out exactly what happened here,” said Doral Police Officer Rey Valdes. “It’s certainly something that we want to look into.”
In the video footage, the victim could be seen walking to the back of his car and opening the trunk.
The man remained out of frame while at his trunk. Cars eventually started honking their horns, which got traffic moving again.
The alleged hit-and-run driver could then be seen in the video driving away from the scene as traffic moved along.
Video showed the victim getting back into his vehicle with the trunk still open to make a right turn on 87th Avenue before going out of frame.
Police said the victim got the license plate number of the alleged hit-and-run driver’s vehicle and called it in.
The alleged hit-and-run driver has yet to be located.
“We’re certainly encouraging him or her to come forward and call us. We’d love to get their side of the story,” said Valdes.
Valdes added that the victim never should have gotten out of his vehicle in the first place.
“The outcome here could have been considerably different than what transpired,” said Valdes.
He said victims should instead call police, note down the license plate and take a photo of the scene whenever possible.
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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