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Miami Beach Pastor Awake From Coma Weeks After Hit-and-Run Crash

Pastor Noe Aguilar was struck by a driver while riding his bike last month in Miami Beach

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After being in a coma for a little over two weeks, a South Florida pastor is awake after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver while riding his bicycle in Miami Beach.

Pastor Noe Aguilar was riding his bicycle on the MacArthur Causeway near Terminal Isle in March when he was struck by a black car that fled the scene, police said.

Weeks later, Aguilar was FaceTiming with his family from the hospital. But he has a long recovery ahead.

“He’s obviously very tired,” said the family’s attorney Greg Ward. “He's still battling a fever. He has an infection. The physicians are much more optimistic. It’s really a miracle that he was able to come out of the coma.”

Miami-Dade Corrections, Miami Beach Police
Katherine Colabella is facing charges after police say she struck a man on a bicycle, Noe Aguilar, with her Mercedes and fled the scene.

Investigators say Katherine Colabella was behind the wheel that night. After the crash, she drove to a Miami Beach condo, where the valets found her car with heavy front-end damage, a police report said.

She’s now facing charges for reckless driving and leaving the scene of a crash.

Pastor Noe Aguilar is left in a coma after he's struck by a car driven by Katherine Colabella on the Macarthur Causeway in Miami Beach, police say.
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