Man Arrested in Brickell Hit-and-Run Crash That Left 2 Hospitalized

Two college students were critically injured in the crash

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A man suspected of hitting two college students with his SUV in Miami back in December then fleeing the scene of the crash has been arrested, officials said Friday.

Ameko Jacques, 23, has been charged with reckless driving and leaving the scene of a crash involving serious bodily injury, Miami Police officials said.

Witnesses said cars were street racing in the area of Brickell City Centre on Southeast 7th Street on Dec. 18, 2021, when of them lost control and hit the men.

The victims, Ian Edelman, 25, and Jason Greenfield, 24, survived the crash and have been recovering.

Police are still searching for the driver who struck two college students early Saturday morning in a hit and run crash in Brickell, leaving both victims fighting for their lives. NBC 6's Carlos Suarez reports.

In January, Edelman opened up about his experience on the Wake Up The Sun Podcast with Matt Williams.

“I was completely independent, and then you lose all of that in the snap of your fingers,” said Edelman on the podcast. “… I knew we were in an accident of some sort, and things were explained to me. But looking back at it now … I’d say the first three to five days were kind of just a blur.”

Edelman is a dental student at Columbia University, and Greenfield is a student at the University of Miami.

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