Elderly Alzheimer’s Patient Hospitalized after Hit and Run Pedestrian Accident
March 13, 2014 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys
On Wednesday, March 5th, an elderly Alzheimer’s patient was rushed to an area hospital in critical condition following a hit and run accident involving an unidentified motorist near Miami.
The hit and run victim was 75-year-old Paul Louis. Members of his family told police that Louis left to go the store at around 8 p.m. that evening when he was struck and “left for dead” right around the corner from his home. Louis’ wife, Marie Nicole, said, “I just open the door. I see he’s on the floor, he don’t say nothing. My son, he tried to help him.”
Miami-Dade police said a white minivan struck Louis as he attempted to cross NE 14th Avenue at 145th Street in northeast Miami-Dade. The driver did not stop and fled the scene of the accident. Louis was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center and treated for life-threatening injuries. Louis’ niece Tabitha Luc said Paul has Alzheimer’s disease and is also a cancer survivor. They want whoever is responsible to be caught. They noted that his Alzheimer’s was monitored and do not believe it was a contributing factor to the accident.
The white minivan was last seen headed south on NE 14th Avenue. Police are asking anyone with information to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.