Pedestrian Critically Injured in Hit-and-Run Involving Taxi in NE Miami-Dade

A pedestrian was hospitalized in critical condition after he was struck by a taxi cab that fled the scene in northeast Miami-Dade early Tuesday.

Jean H. Saint Louis, 48, was struck by the Ford Crown Victoria in the area of Northeast 144th Street and W. Dixie Highway around 3:40 a.m., Miami-Dade Police said. He was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition as a result of the hit-and-run, crash.

Police said they're looking for the taxi cab, which they described as having a yellow front bumper, a black back bumper, a missing passenger side mirror and missing wipers. The cab has tinted windows and has possible damage to the windshield, officials said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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