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Four Injured in Car Collision Caused By Medical Van in Miami, Florida

28-10-16_medical_van-accidentFour vehicles, including a medical van carrying elderly people, were involved in a collision at an intersection in Miami, Florida, that reportedly injured four people. Miami Police said the accident occurred at the intersection of 22nd Avenue and Northwest 36th Street on October 21.

The four vehicles were identified as a Chevrolet Silverado, an orange landscaping truck, a Honda, and a medical van transporting four elderly patients to a nearby hospital. Surveillance video from the scene shows the eastbound Chevy swerving into the westbound lane to avoid colliding into the northbound medical van.

Witnesses told news sources that the medical van ran a red light on Northwest 22nd Avenue, causing the Chevy driver to swerve into the westbound lane and onto the sidewalk where he crashed into the orange maintenance truck. Sanson Valdes, 55, was identified as the driver of the truck. His daughter, Dayamila Valdes, told news sources that her father was unharmed.

Only the four passengers in the medical van were injured. The Honda driver involved in the crash said one of the four elderly patients in the medical transport was ejected through the van’s front windshield and appeared to be seriously injured. Miami Police said the 72-year-old woman was in critical condition. The other three passengers were hospitalized for less serious injuries.

The intersection was closed by police because of the amount of vehicles involved in the collision. Public service aides, Miami Police, and the traffic homicide unit were on the scene for hours after the accident conducting an investigation and cleaning up the mess.

Source: 10.21.16 Miami Car Collision Injures Four.pdf