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.