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City of North Miami Beach Police Department
Media Relations Office
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) 954-218-4308 Cell Phone
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
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
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