A man trying to escape police custody died Thursday night after being hit by a car as he ran across State Road 112 in Northwest Miami-Dade.
The accident happened after 8 p.m. just west of Northwest 27th Avenue.
Miami-Dade police detective Alvaro Zabaleta said that the man had committed a robbery in the area of Northwest 49th Street and 28th Avenue in Brownsville. He then led police on a chase.
Detectives in the county’s Robbery Intervention Detail unit were in the area and observed the car as a 911 call came in and reported the incident, Zabaleta said.
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As the man headed westbound on 112, he pulled over and bailed out, Zabaleta said. He crossed the median into the eastbound lanes and was hit by a taxi, Zabaleta said.
The driver of the taxi — which was occupied at the time — stayed at the scene, Zabaleta said. Neither the driver nor the passengers were injured.
The man died on the street.
Police are investigating.