Man In Coma After Hit-And-Run

Published On: Oct 30 2012 06:19:39 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 30 2009 01:43:29 PM EDT

The brother of a Miami man left to die in a downtown intersection is asking the public for help finding the vehicle and driver that hit him and left him in the street.

Theodore Hill, 51, known as Teddy to his friends, is in a coma with massive head injuries and broken bones. He was on his way home from his work at a South Beach bar when a vehicle hit him as crossed the street at Northeast 15th Street and Second Avenue, near the Miami-Dade School Board Building in Miami.

"Last night, in ICU, the whole room was (filled) with people he worked with,? said his brother, Marcellino Hill. ?He?s loved by a lot of people. It?s very touching.?

Miami police detectives have surveillance video from a camera on the school board building that shows a large, black vehicle near the intersection at 5:58 a.m. Saturday, 11 minutes before the 911 call came in about a person in the street. They do not know if that is the vehicle that hit Hill.

?There are a lot of homeless people living around there. They?re out very early in the morning. The ones I?ve spoken to haven?t seen or heard anything,? said Detective Margarita Crown of the Miami Police Department.

Still, she is optimistic that public awareness will help bring in leads from neighbors or auto repair workers who notice a vehicle with suspicious right-side damage.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.


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