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Miami, Florida Four-Vehicle Collision Sends Two to the Hospital

A Miami, Florida collision involving four vehicles sent two people to the hospital Wednesday morning, local press reports. The two injured drivers were in stable condition following the crash. Information regarding the victims’ identities was not available following the accident. Detectives are currently conducting an investigation. It is unclear whether charges will be filed.

According to reports, the accident occurred around 9:30 Wednesday morning on Krome Avenue, just south of Okeechobee Road. Detectives say a driver attempting to make a left hand turn into a trailer park came to an abrupt stop on the road for unspecified reasons. A second driver traveling behind him had to swerve to avoid a rear-end collision. The second driver veered off the road and crashed into a guardrail. Detectives say a third driver then approached the scene and had to swerve to miss hitting the first two vehicles. The third driver veered into the opposing lane and collided head-on with a fourth driver, reports say.

Paramedics arrived on the scene and rushed the third driver to the Jackson Memorial Hospital; paramedics took the fourth driver to the Kendall Regional Medical Center. Both drivers were in stable condition following the wreck. It is unclear whether the first two drivers were injured.

The Florida Highway Patrol is looking into the four-vehicle accident and has not yet determined whether it will press charges. An investigation is ongoing; it is unclear what make and model the vehicles involved in the accident were. It is also unclear whether any of the drivers will file for damages.

In other accident-related news, Fred Sparks, 55, and three children were injured in another Miami accident on Wednesday, reports say. Sparks suffered a heart attack, lost control of his vehicle and collided with a van carrying at least three young children. Two 12-year-olds were taken to the Jackson Memorial Hospital and another child was taken to the Joe DiMaggio’s Children Hospital. Sparks was taken to the Jackson Memorial Hospital; information regarding his condition was not immediately available.

According to reports, the accident occurred around 5:00 Wednesday evening near 1121 Northwest 199th Street. Sparks was approaching a red light at a nearby intersection when he suffered a heart attack and failed to stop for the red light. His vehicle collided with a van carrying a group of school children on their way home from an after-school program.

“He [the driver of the van] told me he got hit,” a witness said. “He saw the guy [Sparks] getting ready to run the light. He tried avoiding [Sparks’s car but] he just barreled through the light.” The vehicles collided and two of the school kids were ejected from the van.

Paramedics arrived and air-rushed two 12-year-old girls to the Jackson Memorial Hospital. One girl sustained serious injuries to her head and remained on a respirator throughout the day; the other girl escaped with only minor scrapes and bruises, reports say. The parents of another child, whose age was not specified, took him to the Joe DiMaggio’s Children Hospital; information regarding his condition was not immediately available.

Sources: 2.6.13 Miami Pileup.pdf, 2.6.13 Sparks Heart Attack.pdf.

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