Suspect In Hit-And-Run Arrested

Published On: Oct 30 2012 06:19:39 PM EDT
Updated On: Oct 05 2009 05:34:39 AM EDT
MIAMI -

Police in Miami said a passenger in a car that hit and severely injured a man last week and fled the scene led investigators to arrest the suspected driver.

Miami police said Monday that they arrested 23-year-old Andres Romero in connection with the hit-and-run that injured Theodore Hill.

Hill, 51, was in a coma with massive head injuries and broken bones after the incident.

Police said Hill was walking home from his job at a South Beach bar when a vehicle hit him in the 1400 block of Northeast Second Avenue. He was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he was put on life support.

Investigators said the vehicle that hit Hill fled the scene.

Surveillance cameras near the crash scene showed an SUV seen leaving the area. Police called it a "vehicle of interest."

Police said a woman contacted them and told them she and Romero were at a bar drinking on the night of the incident. The woman said she was in the SUV when Romero hit the man and decided to flee rather than call for help, police said.

Romero appeared in bond court Monday, and a judge set his bond at $5,000.

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