Driver arrested after 14-year-old is injured in hit-run

David Dessaline
David Dessaline Miami-Dade Police

Miami-Dade County police have arrested a driver who was wanted in a hit-and-run accident that sent a 14-year-old boy to the hospital.

David Dessaline, 17, was charged with reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident with serious injury.

Brayan Brito was crossing the street at Northeast 167th Street and 14th Avenue about 2:30 p.m. Monday when Dessaline drove around a stopped vehicle and struck him, according to Miami-Dade police.

Dessaline, driving a green 1997 Honda Accord, sped away, police said. Brayan was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, where he was listed in stable condition Tuesday.

Witnesses gave police the Accord’s tag number, and officers found the car at Dessaline’s home, 1200 NE 215th St.

With the permission of Dessaline’s mother, officers searched the home, but could not find him. After further investigation, Dessaline was arrested Monday evening.