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'They Can't Be Doing That To People,' Toddler Dead, Parents Hospitalized After NW Dade Hit-And-Run

MIAMI (CBSMiami) - A two-year-old girl died and her father was critically injured after a hit and run Wednesday night in northwest Miami-Dade.

According to police, the toddler and her parents were struck while trying to cross the road at NW 116 Terrace and NW 10th Avenue.

Janice Holland, a neighbor, told CBS4's Peter D'Oench, "I feel real bad, real bad. It could have been anyone. It could have been my nieces and nephews. They speed down this street every day and I told my husband somebody is going to get killed. They need to do something. I want them to find the person who did this to this to that two-year-old child, ran them down like they were nobody."

Jack Joseph, another neighbor, said "Oh my God, this is terrible. This is very very sad. I am a family man and I saw a lot of people on the street crying and crying."

Jeremy Holland shared cellphone video of the scene with CBS4. It showed the mother lying on the ground after the accident.

"That is too much drama. They can't be doing that to people," he said.

Yurima Molina said she saw the family after they had been hit. She said the child appeared to be bleeding from her head and her mother was on the ground nearby, her legs visibly broken. The father, a few feet away, also injured.

"I touched the baby, the baby may be dead. I touched (the chest) and nothing," she said.

Molina, who works as a caretaker, said she did not perform CPR on the toddler because she checked and couldn't find any vital signs.

Jarah Holland also saw the family.

"There was a lady on the ground injured and I was what the world. Like this is crazy, and a two-year-old got ran over, that was sad, so sad," Holland.

He was there when paramedics arrived. He said something needs to be done to stop this from happening again.

"There's a lot of speeding around here. They need to put speed bumps on the ground or something, it's really dangerous," he said.

The toddler and her parents were taken to the Jackson Memorial Hospital where the two-year-old died. The parents are listed as stable.

Molina said she only got a glimpse of the vehicle as it sped off and described it as a dark-colored SUV or van.

Jonathan Dominguez said, "Now, I'm really scared because I got a two-year-old."

Cynthia Padilla, mother of a 2-year-old said, "I always see parents walking with kids and it's inconsiderate how a vehicle could just speed knowing this is a family-oriented community."

Just like the family out strolling Wednesday night, taking their baby for what would be her final walk. It's what Cynthia Padilla and her husband Jonathan do so often with their own 2-year-old, Mason.

"It hurts me, I feel it. I have a kid, like my 2-year-old getting hit," added Dominguez.

Miami-Dade police traffic homicide detectives are trying to see if there is any video they can release of this accident to try to help solve the case.

Police investigators have released no information concerning the driver or the vehicle involved.

Anyone who can help should call Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477).

There is a reward of up to $5,000 in this case.

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