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Suspect Named In Hit-And-Run

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According to news reports, Miami Police have identified a suspect in their search for the driver who was wanted for an LSA (leaving the scene of an accident) when it is alleged that the suspect's car went up onto a sidewalk and critically injured a 91-year-old man.

Leaving the scene of an accident is normally a misdemeanor.  However, when somebody suffers great bodily harm as a result of the accident, the crime is escalated to a third-degree felony.

According to Miami Police, the crash occurred at a bus stop at Flagler Street and Northwest 40th Avenue.  It is alleged that the accident was picked up by local surveillance cameras.

As a bus slowed down to pick up the alleged victim, the alleged victim was suddenly knocked away by a Toyota 4-Runner.

The driver can be seen in the video opening the door to the 4-Runner, getting out and leaving the scene on foot.

Investigators say that the suspect should never have been behind the wheel of the 4-Runner because his driver's license was suspended due to a 2009 DUI conviction.

It is likely that he will also be charged with DWLS (driving while license suspended).

The Law Offices of Eric M. Matheny, P.A. is a criminal defense law firm that represents clients in Miami-Dade and Broward.  Eric Matheny is a criminal defense attorney and former Miami-Dade prosecutor.  Call today to discuss your case.