MIAMI BEACH, FL - A driver is under arrest following a hit-and-run crash in Miami Beach that left a local pastor in a coma, according to NBC Miami.
The incident happened last Thursday on the Macarthur Causeway near Terminal Isle at about 11:30 p.m. Police said Pastor Noe Aguilar was on his way home when he was thrown from his bicycle after being struck by a black car that left the scene.
Aguilar struck the pavement and was rushed to the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he underwent surgery for a head injury.
A valet at an apartment building later reported that a black vehicle had pulled in with front end damage, and the vehicle was brought to the Miami Beach Police Department.
The next day, police said the owner of the Mercedes, 31-year-old Katherine Layla Colabella, went to officers to ask about her car and admitted she had been involved in a crash with a bicycle or a motorcycle.
According to a police arrest report, Colabella said she panicked and left the scene without rendering help, and also admitted to drinking alcohol before the crash.
She was subsequently arrested on charges including leaving the scene of a crash causing serious bodily injury.
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