A Miami-Dade County, Florida two-car collision injured six people on Sunday, news sources report. The accident reportedly occurred when a speeding driver lost control and crashed into a guardrail and a wall before hitting another vehicle. Information regarding the victims’ identities was not immediately available following the incident. Police are currently investigating the crash, and no charges have yet been filed. It remains to be seen whether any of the injured parties will file for damages.
According to reports, the accident occurred on Interstate 95 in Miami-Dade County, one of South Florida’s largest and most dangerous highways. Two people who flew out of the allegedly speeding car during the crash sustained critical injuries and were transported to the Ryder Trauma Center. Two others were listed as being in stable condition; it is not clear which car they were riding in. “Due to the severe injuries, we’re investigating this accident as a traffic homicide investigation,” a Florida Highway Patrol spokesperson said.
Both drivers were headed south on the interstate and were near the 103rd Street exit when the crash occurred. One driver, who was reportedly speeding, apparently lost control and veered to the side of the highway. The vehicle struck a guardrail and a wall before colliding with another vehicle, according to the press.
During the collision, two people were thrown from the speeding car, sources say. The two victims who were thrown from the car sustained serious injuries and were taken to the Ryder Trauma Center for their treatment. Two other victims sustained less serious injuries and were taken to the same hospital. An update on the victims’ conditions was not immediately available at press time.
Accidents are frequent on Interstate 95. On Sunday, a car rear-ended a van on the interstate, sources say. Margaret Avitt, 52, was killed in the accident, while Mark Bernard Alicandro, Warren Henry Thiemann, and Randi Faye Skilton were injured, according to the press. Alicandro, 60 suffered serious injuries; Thiemann, 26, and Skilton, 24, suffered less serious injuries. Police are currently conducting an investigation to determine the exact cause of the accident. The Florida Highway Patrol is currently conducting an investigation to determine the precise cause of the crash. No charges have been filed so far.
Reports say the collision happened at about 10 a.m. Sunday on a stretch of I-95 near the Woolbright Road exit. Alicandro was behind the wheel of his 2004 GMC van with Avitt as his passenger, and Thiemann was driving a 2006 Audi with Skilton as his passenger. Reports claim Thiemann’s Audi collided with the back of Alicandro’s van. The van apparently rolled over and hit a tree line on the side of the highway.
Paramedics extricated Avitt from the van using the Jaws of Life and sent her to the Delray Beach Medical Center, along with Alicandro, who sustained critical injuries. Tragically, Avitt was pronounced dead after arriving at the hospital. Skilton and Thiemann suffered less serious injuries and did not require hospitalization, the press stated. It remains to be seen whether charges will be filed.