Man speaks out after hit-and-run accident
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A South Florida man is sharing his devastating story after a hit-and-run driver slammed into him while he was on a scooter.
Thirty-year-old Luis Cruz is full of bruises, his face is covered in stitches and has a shattered knee cap. He said he's glad he's alive. "I made it for some reason and God must have been watching over me for me to survive," said Cruz.
On Saturday, Cruz was going home on his scooter from his job as an assistant manager at a pizza restaurant. Police said Cruz was knocked off his scooter by a hit-and-run driver in the area of Northwest 16th Street and 22nd Avenue at around 3:30 a.m. "It hurts. I'm a good guy, I have two little girls," he said. All I do is go to work and take care of my little girls ... I don't deserve this."
His wife Gemma Acosta thought the love of her life was going to die. "When I got there he was a bloody mess. Thank God that the people coming on the other side of the road actually stopped to help him, and took him off the road before anything worse could have happened," said Acosta.
"The person needs to pay, they need to come forward ...its wrong," said Cruz. "I would never do anything like that to anyone."
Cruz has a message for the person responsible. "I may not find a needle in a hay stack, but if we all get together, we can all find that needle in that hay stack," he said.
If you have any information on this hit-and-run driver, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.
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