Police: Hit and run a ‘horrible and heartless act’

By | June 27th, 2011 | 4 Comments

Miami-Dade police “are looking for a driver who left a man to die on the sidewalk after he hit him with his car,” CBS4 reports.

The driver sideswiped cyclist Francisco Caro, 43, as he rode his bike along N.W. 32nd Avenue around midnight on Sunday. The collision crushed Caro against a fence. A man who claims he witnessed the incident said the driver got out of his car and looked at Caro, who lay dying on the sidewalk, before fleeing the scene.

An excerpt from the CBS4 article:

“He looked back, I thought he was going to come back, he took a couple of steps, then he stopped, he jumped in his car and took off,” said the witness.

Miami-Dade traffic homicide investigators said they recovered chips of paint from the car and an emblem. Police spokesman Det. Roy Rutland said the car they’re looking for will possibly have damage on its right side.

Anyone with information about the accident should call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.

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4 Comments on “Police: Hit and run a ‘horrible and heartless act’”

  1. 1 Mick said at 2:03 pm on June 28th, 2011:

    Francisco Caro was a crackhead and cheap alcohol consumer. I find that the toxicology results from this wino would be interesting. He committed suicide I beleive. This wino that is now dead was a begger. Thanks to the driver for cleaning the scourge.

  2. 2 Jordan Melnick said at 4:27 pm on June 28th, 2011:

    @Mick Do you have a scrap of evidence to back that up, or are you recklessly disparaging the reputation of a dead man?

  3. 3 Jordan Melnick said at 1:38 pm on July 6th, 2011:

    Update via NBC Miami: “Jose F. Castellanos Ricardo, 47, was arrested Tuesday and charged with leaving the scene of a crash causing death in the June 25 crash in Northwest Miami-Dade.”

  4. 4 ANGEL said at 1:32 am on July 13th, 2011:

    MICK YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT ARE TAKING ABOUT.. I SEE THAT YOU HAVE NO FEELINGS AT ALL..BE HUMAN AND HAVE RESPECT FOR OTHERS..HOPE THAT YOU NEVER HAVE TO GO THROUTH THIS..BECAUSE BELIVE ME YOU WILL BE IN PAIN..GOD BLESS YOUR LIFE AND YOUR TONGUE FOR BEEN SO POOR AS A HUMAN..


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