A Miami, Florida collision killed one person and sent the other to the hospital on Tuesday, news sources report. The accident reportedly occurred when an SUV veered off the street, struck the two victims, and drove into a liquor store. The surviving victim sustained critical injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment along with the driver. Information regarding the driver and the victims’ identities was not immediately available following the crash. Police are currently conducting an investigation to determine what caused the accident. So far, the driver has not been charges with a crime. It remains to be seen whether a damages suit will ensue.
The accident occurred around 10:00 Tuesday morning at the intersection of Northwest 28th Street and Northwest 7th Avenue in the Allapattah neighborhood of Miami. Northwest 7th Street is a four-lane street with a turning lane in its center. NW 28th Street is a simple two-lane street with two yellow lines separating the opposing lanes.
According to reports, the Dodge Durango was northbound on Northwest 7th Avenue when its driver lost control and veered off the street. The SUV allegedly struck two pedestrians who were standing at a serving window at Laguna Seafood Restaurant. The SUV continued forward and drove into a liquor store, sources say. Surveillance footage shows that a clerk behind the register of the liquor store narrowly avoided injury.
Paramedics pronounced one of the pedestrians dead at the scene. The other pedestrian sustained critical injuries and was taken to the Jackson Memorial Hospital for treatment. The extent of the driver’s injuries have not been released, although it appears as though the driver was conscious after the accident.
A Miami Fire Rescue spokesperson commented on the accident afterwards, saying, “What we did find when the vehicle struck the liquor store that, obviously, there are several bottles that are broken as a result, so you have to smell the alcohol all inside the liquor store but also that’s spilling outside as well. The driver of the vehicle, just so you know, when we arrived, sounded very combative, very confused, which is normal when you have some type of possible head injury as a result of the incident.” Police have not yet determined whether the driver of the SUV was under the influence of alcohol or an illicit substance at the time of the crash.
In other news, four people were injured in a Lantana collision on Tuesday, sources report. Details regarding the victims’ identities were not immediately available following the crash. One victim was rushed by helicopter to a nearby hospital for treatment, while the three other victims were taken to the hospital by ambulance. Police are currently conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the crash. So far, no one has been charged with a crime.
According to reports, the accident occurred around 6:45 Tuesday evening in the 400 block of South Dixie Highway. Sources say two vehicles were involved in a collision, the details of which are not currently known. Paramedics transported one vehicle to Delray Medical Center via a Trauma Hawk helicopter. Paramedics took the three other victims to the JFK Medical Center. The extent of their injuries was unclear following the crash.