Boy who was struck by hit-and-run driver dies


A 12-year-old boy who was hit by a car while playing football in the street died on Friday. Witnesses said the driver was racing with another car when the boy was struck.

Witnesses said the hit-and-run accident happened around 4 p.m. Thursday when the two cars, one possibly a red Mustang or Camaro and the other black car, were racing in the the 11500 block of Northwest 29th Avenue in Miami-Dade.

One of the cars struck the child and kept going.

The boy was taken by air rescue to Jackson Memorial in critical condition.

Anyone with information on the racing drivers is asked call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.

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