2 teens airlifted after hit and run
SOUTHWEST MIAMI DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Two teens riding a scooter were airlifted after a hit and run left them injured in the street.
The crash occurred at around 2:30 pm., Friday, at Southwest 267th Street and 167th Avenue. Police said they do have some clues, as parts of the car that fled the scene were left scattered in the street.
Miami-Dade Police and Fire Rescue responded and found the two injured 17-year-olds and the battered scooter. The driver responsible had fled the scene in his car.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue transported the teens by air rescue to Jackson Memorial Hospital in serious condition. Police said they are both now in stable condition, and they are expected to be OK.
Neighbors said they have seen cars frequently speed down 167th Avenue. But when an accident this serious occurs as a result, they should do the right thing. "It is immoral," said one neighbor about the hit and run, "because when people do a thing like that, they should just stay and say, 'How you feeling? How you doing? Do you need to go to the hospital?' or something like that."
Residents in the area say they have frequently seen the teens riding the red scooter in the area. One was wearing helmet, one was not.
Miami-Dade police said they are looking for a silver, four-door Honda Accord, either a 2008 or 2012 model, that left the scene. Parts police found at the scene include the passenger side-mirror of the car.
Police continue to investigate.
If you have any information on this hit and run, 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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