Newborn Injured in Miami, FL, Hit-and-run Accident on 17th Ave
Miami, FL -- February 4, 2017, a newborn child was critically injured after an accident where a vehicle ran a red light on 17th Avenue and caused a crash.
The Miami Police Department responded to the accident scene at around 1:15 a.m. at the intersection of 17th Avenue and 7th Street.
Their preliminary reports indicate that a mother and her 22-day-old child were in a vehicle that was traveling through the intersection. Investigators say that a white cargo van ran through a red light at the crossing and slammed into the side of the other vehicle. This collision ejected the infant from the vehicle, inflicting critical injuries.
EMS rushed to the scene and were able to transport the child to a nearby hospital, where the baby's condition remains critical. The mother's injuries were not specified.
The suspect vehicle fled the scene immediately following the collision. Police are still trying to locate the suspect.
No further information is currently available.
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