After 12-year-old girl hurt in hit-run, Hallandale Beach police have ‘person of interest’



Hallandale Beach police on Tuesday planned to interview a “person of interest” in connection with a hit-and-run Monday that left a 12-year-old pedestrian in critical condition.

Police say the girl was crossing in the 600 block of Foster Road when she was hit at about 12:15 p.m. Monday.

Witnesses and neighbors in the area told Miami Herald news partner CBS4 that Shania Jackson was crossing near Foster Park when she was struck. Witnesses told the station that Shania went airborne before falling to the ground.

Some saw a red car take off.

Later Monday, police found a red Dodge Dart that matched the description, said Maj. Thomas Honan. He said the front end damage was consistent with evidence found on the scene. The car was impounded.

“The hardest part about these types of cases is being able to actually place someone behind the wheel,” Honan said.

The driver will likely face a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident with serious injuries.

“Whenever someone leaves it just makes them look guilty,” he said.

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