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Miami-Dade Police Search For LSA Suspect

Miami-Dade Police are searching for a driver who allegedly struck a cyclist along North Miami Avenue and 148th Street in Miami on Tuesday and then left the scene.

The 51-year old alleged victim suffered several injuries, including several broken teeth, a large cut on one of his legs and cuts on his hands.

Witnesses said a light-colored vehicle hit the alleged victim as he pedaled across the street. It then sped off, police said. Police are now looking for a white or grey sedan or minivan with front-end damage.
The alleged victim was listed in critical condition Wednesday.

Leaving the scene of an accident (LSA) is normally a misdemeanor, unless the alleged victim suffers serious bodily injury. In that case, LSA can become a third-degree felony.

If the alleged victim is in critical condition, then it likely means that he has suffered a serious injury. The driver whom police are looking for will likely face the felony charge.

Police will be looking for a van with front-end damage consistent with what is alleged to have occurred during the accident. If the driver makes a statement or confession, the police will have more than enough probable cause to arrest. That is why it is so important not to say anything to police without first speaking to a criminal defense attorney.

To speak with Eric Matheny regarding a criminal case in Miami-Dade or Broward, call 305-777-3855.