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For Immediate Release:
April 22, 2017

Media Contact:
Det. Alvaro Zabaleta
[email protected]

Topic: Traffic Fatality
Case #: PD170422151692
Date & Time of Occurrence: 04/22/2017 at 6:49 p.m.
Address of Occurrence: N.E. 79 Street & N.E. 5 Avenue
  Miami, Florida
Driver #1:
Driver's Name: Not availablel at this time, (B/F)
Deceased #1:
Deceased's Name: Unknown, (B/M)
Vehicle #1:
Vehicle Make/Model: Miami-Dade Transit Bus
Vehicle Description: #09504

Traffic Fatality

Bicyclist Strikes Bus

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

The Miami-Dade Police Department, Traffic Homicide Unit is investigating a crash that resulted in the death of a bicyclist.  According to investigators, a Miami-Dade Transit bus, #09504, was traveling westbound and came to a stop at the bus bench located at N.E. 5 Avenue.  The bicyclist crossed N.E. 79 Street in a south-to-north direction and struck the side of the bus, mid-way on the driver's side, and fell.  The driver, not aware that a bicyclist struck the bus, continued to travel westbound and ran over the bicyclist. City of Miami Fire Rescue responded and pronounced the bicyclist deceased on the scene. 

Please direct any inquiries regarding specific information of the driver to Miami-Dade Transit.

The investigation continues...  

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers
(305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477
Visit and select “Give a Tip”
Send a text message to 274637. Enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.

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