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Parents of 21 year old hit-run victim seeks help from witnesses

November 15, 2010

A University if Miami student is now in a coma after he was struck in a hit-and-run collision. The Miami Herald reports that 21 year old Paul Jones suffered massive head trauma in the Miami car accident. According to Coral Gables police, Jones was walking home from a friends house around 7:20 p.m. when the driver struck him near the intersection of Red Road and Blue Road in Miami.

Though no one has come forward yet, witnesses believe the driver is an elderly man. A Coral Gables police spokeswomen stated that the vehicle is a sedan, possibly an Oldsmobile, that is either light blue or light gray. A partial vehicle tag number of -X64 has also been provided by witnesses. Reports indicate that the driver of the vehicle was heading north on Red Road and after hitting Jones he made two right turns and continued driving. Jones’ parents are urging anyone with information to please come forward.

Jones is not the first University of Miami student that has been struck by a vehicle in recent years. In September of 2009, Bianca Milov was struck by a street sweeper as she crosses Aurora Street. In April of 2005, Ashley Kelley and Andrea Cinque were also hit as they crossed South Dixie Highway at Mariposa Court. Ashley died from her injures shortly thereafter.

The area seems to have a high number of pedestrian accidents due to the large number of people walking in the area and the high rate of speed of cars traveling in the area.

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