MIAMI
07/18/2012 12:13 pm ET Updated Sep 17, 2012

Dead Man Found On MacArthur Causeway Likely Hit-And-Run Victim: Police

Police say a man found dead in bushes on the MacArthur Causeway Tuesday was likely the victim of a hit-and-run, according to police.

"His injuries are consistent with being struck by a vehicle," said Miami Beach Det. Vivian Hernandez, who reported the man, estimated to be in his mid-40s according the Miami Herald, appeared to be homeless.

No bicycle was found with the body, which was discovered between Palm and Watson Islands by workers trimming trees on the causeway.

Police, who have no description of a vehicle to go on, are hoping that Department of Transportation cameras lining the busy causeway may have captured the man before he was apparently struck and killed.

Hernandez said investigators are currently waiting on a medical examiner's report to rule out any additional medical conditions.

The Herald reports the body, which was found at 10:43 a.m. on Tuesday, had been in the spot for less than a day and was not decomposed.

Miami-Dade roads have been an especially deadly place for pedestrians of late. In the last two weeks a bicyclist was run over in Hialeah; a car crashed into a restaurant, killing two people, three members of a single family were killed when struck by a minivan outside Marlins Park, and a 70-year-old blind man is in critical condition after a hit-and-run Monday night, among other incidents.