Edison - Liberty City

Man at bus stop hurt when driver slams into him. The driver then took off, cops say

Miami Herald

A 63-year-old man sitting at a bus bench in Liberty City was hurt Wednesday when a driver lost control and hit him, according to police.

Making matters worse: Police say the driver took off.

The incident happened just after 3 p.m. at Northwest Seventh Avenue and 58th Street.

Police caught up with the driver a few blocks away. He was detained and being questioned, said Michael Vega, a spokesman for the department.

The unidentified injured man was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital. The extent of his injuries was not immediately known.

Carli Teproff grew up in Northeast Miami-Dade and graduated from Florida International University in 2003. She became a full-time reporter for the Miami Herald in 2005 and now covers breaking news.