According to reports a vehicle accident prompted officials to close both of the lanes on Interstate 71 in Miami causing several miles of backed up traffic that lasted for hours.
Law enforcement officials say two drivers were critically injured in a crash on Interstate 71 in Miami that also caused a huge traffic jam.
The driver of an SUV was traveling northbound on the highway when it spun out of control and drove into oncoming traffic. The SUV was reportedly T-boned by a pickup truck after it lost control leaving both of the drivers injured.
First responders arrived to the scene of the accident soon after it happened to administer on-site first aid to the injured victims. Emergency crews reported that both drivers suffered critical injuries and were transported by ambulance to the nearby hospital.
Authorities did not give an official statement saying why the first vehicle lost control and they say the incident is still under investigation as they look into the actual cause of the crash.
Crews were able to clear the wreckage and all lanes have since reopened after several hours of cars stuck in traffic. No further details were released by officials.
Dr. Brian Elias, from The Accident and Injury Team, comments on this 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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