Woman Critically Injured in Hit and Run in Miami

A woman was in critical condition after she was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Miami Wednesday night.

Headed home from the bus stop, Yvette and David Nelson attempted to cross Northwest 79th Street around 7:40 p.m. David made it across four lanes of traffic, but said he suddenly heard a loud scream from his wife. Police said she was struck by this car in the middle of the road.

"I was so scared, I've never experienced nothing like that to a loved one," David Nelson said.

Nelson then remembers seeing a second car drag his wife down the street. Police said that vehicle stopped, but the car that initially struck Yvette Nelson left the scene.

"If this person would've remained on the scene, they're not at fault for the crash," Miami Police Det. Joseph Kennedy said. "Ok, she was wearing a black dress, crossing mid-block, not at the crosswalk like she should've been."

Witnesses told police a doctor saw the incident and stopped to render aid. Nelson said he's grateful that doctor and many others came to his wife's rescue.

"Thank you, thank you so much, for being where you was. I know it was God that had you in that place at that time," he said.

Yvette Nelson remains at Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition with a ruptured lung and a fractured pelvis. Her husband said he'll never understand why the driver of this silver SUV left the scene, but hopes the man comes forward.

"If he has just a little conscious, a little conscious, to turn himself in. So we can get this matter resolved," he said.

Police are looking for the driver of an older model silver Hyundai that has damage on a front light, windshield, and hood area. The driver and passenger appeared to be in their 50s.

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

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