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                         City of North Miami Beach Police Department
                                             Media Relations Office
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                                             16901 NE 19 Avenue
                                          North Miami Beach, FL 33162


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                      Rafael P. Hernandez, Jr. – Chief of Police        8JUNE10


Contacts:      Thomas A. Carney – Director of Police Services
               (305) 787-6006
               (305) 954-218-4308 Cell Phone
               E-mail: tom.carney@nmbpd.org

                                 HIT AND RUN PEDESTRIAN - 2 VICTIMS
                                         SCENE STILL ACTIVE

The North Miami Beach Police Departments Traffic Homicide Unit is currently on the scene and
investigating the hit and run traffic crash involving 2 pedestrians in the Eastern Shores portion of the
City.

The hit and run occurred at approx. 6:46 AM this morning. The victims described as an elderly
woman and a 16 year old girl, were walking northbound on the sidewalk in the 16700 block of NE 35
Avenue when the suspect vehicle driven by an approx. 60 year old white female, also traveling
northbound, left the roadway and struck both victims. The victims were transported to Ryder Trauma
Center. One victim is in critical condition and one is in fair condition.

We are currently searching for a vehicle and driver of interest only in this case.

      Vehicle: 2000 Mazda Protégé
      Color - Blue
      FL Tag V496DP




Similar Vehicle                                                                         2000 Mazda Protégé
The vehicle is registered to a Marcia Menendez of Sunny Isles Beach.

The vehicle may have damage to the right front, hood and possibly roof. Vehicle debris was left on
the scene. The investigation is on-going.

If anyone see’s this vehicle, we ask that they immediately call Crime Stoppers or the North Miami
Beach Police Department.

  For more information on this case, please contact Traffic Homicide Detective Michael Bolinger at
                                           305-949-5500

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