Two different crashes has led to a total of eight people, including two rescue workers, injured and one man dead in an incident along Interstate 95 in Miami.
Spokeswoman for Miami Fire Rescue, Ignatius Carroll, reported two rescue workers were trying to pull a man from the wreck of an earlier crash near the 62nd Street exit when a Toyota SUV sideswiped their rescue truck. Carroll said other rescue workers on scene came to the aid of their co-workers.
The man who was trapped in the earlier wreck, which involved his Nissan SUV struck by another vehicle, died of his injuries at the scene of the crash, Carroll said.
A total of eight people were hurt in the two crashes and were taken to various medical centers. Five people, including two firefighters, were taken to the Ryder Trauma Center. Another person was taken to the Jackson Memorial Hospital while two people were taken to University of Miami Hospital. The medical conditions of the injured was not disclosed.
Northbound lanes of I-95 near 62nd street were closed for several hours while the Florida Highway Patrol investigated the crash.
Dr. Brian Elias, from The Accident and Injury Team, commented on the crash. “Rear-end accidents are one of the most dangerous kinds of accidents. Often, when a person is rear-ended they are completely taken off-guard and have not had an opportunity to brace for an impact. Rear-end accidents often lead to serious back and neck injuries. We hope that those involved receive the proper medical care.”
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