A sport utility vehicle hit a man and his 2-year-old son in Liberty City on Thursday morning.
The crash happened shortly after 9:30 a.m. near Northwest Seventh Avenue and 60th Street. Miami Police Officer Kenia Fallat said the father and son were crossing the street when the father went over the temporary concrete barrier on Seventh Avenue, which was put up due to construction. Fallat said the father and son crossed in front of a Jeep Cherokee that was traveling southbound. Both the father and son were struck.
According to Fallat, the father was semi-unconscious and appeared to have suffered some head injuries. He was transported to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Fallat said he is “critical but stable.”
“You’ve gotta be really careful when you’re crossing the street,” Kimberly Jones, the victim’s sister, told Miami Herald news partner CBS4. “I just pray my brother will be all right. It’s just too much.”
The child was taken to JMH’s Holtz Children’s Hospital.
“He suffered some bumps and bruises but will be OK,” Fallat said.
According to Fallat, the driver of the Jeep remained on the scene and is cooperating with police. An investigation is ongoing.