‘I Could Have Died': Cyclist Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver in Pinecrest Speaks

A man who was one of three cyclists who was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Pinecrest is still recovering as police continue their search for the driver responsible.

The crash happened the morning of June 3rd as the victims were traveling south on Southwest 57th Avenue near Southwest 102nd Street when they were struck by a car that fled the scene.

All three cyclists were injured, with one hospitalized. He was later released but his body is still banged up from the ordeal.

"I don't remember anything and the worst part is how can you live with yourself if you do something like this?" said Philip, who doesn't want his last name published. "Imagine I would have been myself unconscious on the side of the road. I could have died."

Philip said he's been cycling in Miami for more than a decade and said he and his friends were following all the rules of the road.

"I had a super bright tail light, 50 lumen, it's impossible not to see the light," he said.

Police say the vehicle they're looking for is a beige and gray, two-tone 1999–2003 Lexus RX 300 that is missing part of the passenger side rear view mirror, and may possibly have passenger side body damage.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 305-234-2100.

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