Miami Beach

Pedestrian critically injured after being hit by car in South Beach

A pedestrian was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital in critical condition Wednesday afternoon after being hit by a car in South Beach, according to Miami Beach police.

The accident happened at about 4 p.m. on Washington Avenue between Sixth and Eighth streets.

A several-block stretch was shut down for several hours as police investigated. Washington Avenue reopened at about 7 p.m., police confirmed.

The driver remained on the scene, police said. Ernesto Rodriguez, a police spokesman, said “no criminal charges are imminent.”

Police didn’t identify the driver or the victim.

Carli Teproff: 305-376-3587, @CTeproff