An elderly hit-and-run victim was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition after he was struck in northeast Miami-Dade Wednesday night.
The man was crossing Northeast 14th Avenue at Northeast 145th Street at about 8 p.m. when he was hit by a white minivan. The driver fled the scene, heading south on Northeast 14th Avenue, Miami-Dade Police said.
Marie Nicole Louis said the victim is her husband, 75-year-old Paul Louis. She said he had gone to the store and was coming home when he was hit crossing the street.
"When I opened the door I saw the white van and he's passing," she said.
Traffic homicide detectives are investigating.
Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.