Man Wanted for Questioning in Hit-and-Run Crash: Miami-Dade Police

Police say they're looking for a person of interest in a hit-and-run crash that left a man critically injured in northwest Miami-Dade Tuesday night.

Detectives want to question 28-year-old Silvestre Rene Diaz in the crash that left 33-year-old Michael Rodriguez with critical injuries, police said Thursday.

"Could've been many reasons, we don't know. What we do know is there was a person that was left at the scene, that was injured, left in critical condition," said Det. Daniel Ferrin with Miami-Dade Police.

According to police, Rodriguez was driving his silver Hyundai in Brownsville in the area of Northwest 27th Avenue and Northwest 50th Street when he collided with a Ford Fusion.

The driver of the Fusion and a passenger fled the scene on foot without attempting to give aid to Rodriguez, who remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition, police said.

"People are crazy. They don't think about that could happen to them. We always have to think about not just us, but the other people. You should help this person," said Ana Rodriguez, victim's mother.

"A lot of times, even is some accidents, they're not even at fault. But the minute they leave the scene, it changes the whole angle. That's why we always ask the public, if they're ever involved in an accident, stop, render aid," Ferrin said.

Rodriguez, an aspiring singer, continues to recover at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Police are asking for the public's help in finding Diaz. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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