Vehicle Fleeing Police Hits, Kills Pedestrian in Miami, Florida
MIAMI, FL. – According to an online news report published by miamiherald.com, a vehicle that was fleeing police in Miami, Florida, hit and killed a pedestrian. The pedestrian was leaving a funeral when the vehicle in pursuit crashed over the sidewalk and hit her.*
At approximately 4:30 p.m. in the evening, police officers with the Miami Police Department spotted a maroon Hyundai Elantra that had been involved in an armed car-jacking on February 23 and an armed robbery on February 24. Officers tried to stop the vehicle, and the driver fled. Officers reported that the Hyundai traveled east on Northwest 58th Street and then ran a stop sign at the intersection with Northwest 17th Avenue.
According to police and the Miami Herald, the Hyundai crashed into the personal vehicle of an off-duty police officer who was not involved in the chase, then flipped and crashed over the sidewalk off the roadway. Police say the vehicle then hit a woman who was on the sidewalk, causing her death, according to the Miami Herald. The woman was identified as around age 40, and officers said she was leaving a funeral at the time.
After hitting the woman, the Hyundai crashed into a utility pole and two parked cars. One of the parked cars was pushed into a third parked car, according to police. An adult and three juveniles were in the Hyundai, all of whom were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries. One of the suspects was seriously injured, police said.
Three police officers were also reportedly injured while attempting to free the suspects from the wrecked vehicle. These officers were treated at the scene.
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