9-year-old hit by Miami-Dade transit bus then SUV. Cops are searching for driver who fled

A 9-year-old was airlifted to a hospital after a Miami-Dade transit bus and then an SUV struck the child in Opa-Locka on Friday night. Officers are searching for the SUV driver who sped away.

Around 8 p.m., Opa-Locka police officers found the 9-year-old injured after being called to a traffic crash at the intersection of Sesame Street and Northwest 27th Avenue, the department said in a statement.

An investigation revealed that the child was first hit by a county bus and then by a blue, newer model Hyundai SUV. It sped away down Northwest 27th Avenue after the crash.

The child was airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center for “urgent medical care,” police said.

The child was identified as Everett Fraizer by the family, according to WSVN 7 News. A witness told the station he was riding his bike at the time of the crash.

Authorities are asking anyone with information on the crash or the blue Hyundai SUV to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477 or go to crimestoppers305.com.

“The safety and well-being of our community members, particularly our children, are of paramount importance to us,” the department said.