What to Know
- Police say Auguste Friznel was walking near NW 7th Avenue and 103rd Street when he was struck by two cars.
- The second car stopped, but the first one continues to speed away.
- At the same intersection, two women were hit by a car the following day.
Two women were struck by a vehicle on Wednesday as Miami-Dade Police were searching nearby for the driver of a vehicle caught on camera fatally hitting a man Sunday night as he was crossing the street.
The latest incident occurred on NW 7th Avenue and 103rd Street outside of the intersection crosswalk. One of the victims was unresponsive at first, sustaining a deep gash to her head. However, she later regained consciousness and was transported to a hospital.
The driver involved remained at the scene. The incident occurred days after a fatal hit-and-run incident in the same area.
Police say Auguste Friznel was walking near NW 7th Avenue and 103rd Street when he was struck by two cars. The second car stopped, but the first one continues to speed away.
“It flew up and came down, so I thought it was a bumper, but then I looked again, I said no, that’s a person,” said Bobby Sanders, a witness who stopped to help.
Sanders said the second driver told him her breaks were bad and she couldn’t stop in time. The 51-year-old was rushed to Ryder Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Friznel’s neighbor says he leaves behind two sons. Police described the first vehicle as a white Toyota Rav-4 from the mid-2000's with tinted windows and a rear tire mounted on the back of the vehicle with a white cover.
The vehicle should have damage to its front left headlight. Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers.
On Wednesday, two women were also hit by a driver in the same area as police were handing out flyers to find the hit-and-run driver in the fatal incident two days ago.