College student in critical condition after hit-and-run
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police are searching for the hit-and-run driver who struck a woman Friday night.
Miami-Dade Police responded to a call regarding a pedestrian that was struck in the area of 4200 Block of SW 11th Street.
According to police, 43-year-old Melita Jaric was crossing Southwest 11th Street around 4 p.m. when she was struck by an unknown vehicle that was traveling westbound.
The driver fled the scene and left Jaric wounded. She was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition. "At this time she is very critical. We just have to pray for her to get better, but she is very critical and she is in the OR," said Miami-Police Department spokesperson Javier Baez.
Julio Escobar is Jaric's neighbor and said drivers go over the speed limit all the time. "Over 80 in this area,"
Jaric has no family in Florida, but has a roommate who is devastated after hearing the horrible news.
Police said Jaric is from Eastern Europe. She is living in South Florida to get her Doctorate.
"This vehicle is obviously gonna have front end damage and anyone with information regarding the vehicle or the incident that took place, please call crime stoppers," said Baez.
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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