MIAMI, FL – Police have released new details on a hit-and-run crash that injured two pedestrians in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood Saturday morning, reports NBC Miami.
This is an update to a previous story.
Police said a driver lost control of an SUV at South Miami Avenue and Southwest 7th Street and hit the two pedestrians, then crashed into the front of a store at about 1:30 a.m.
The injured victims have now been identified as 25-year-old Ian Edelman and 24-year-old Jason Greenfield. Edelman is a second-year dental student at New York’s Columbia University, while Greenfield was reported to be a second-year medical student at the University of Miami.
Both are listed in critical condition at the Ryder Trauma Center of Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Witnesses said the crash occurred after three cars were street racing in the area. One of the drivers lost control, struck a curb and hit the pedestrians. That driver left the scene on foot and is still being sought by police. Anyone with information about the incident was asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers.
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