Two people suffered injuries in an accident at the intersection of NE Miami Gardens Drive and NE 6th Avenue, according to the Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue.
Two vehicles were involved in the accident. Officials stated that they believe one of the drivers may have fallen asleep behind the wheel. The westbound lane on NE 6th Avenue was blocked but has since been reopened.
According to the report, the driver of a 2016 Toyota Camry struck the rear of a 2015 Dodge pickup and overturned. Both passengers in the Camry were ejected, and they suffered serious injuries to the head and back, a deputy revealed. Officials confirmed that both passengers were not wearing seatbelts. They were airlifted as a trauma alert to the hospital.
The driver of the Camry was taken to a Regional Medical Center with minor injuries.
Meanwhile, traffic was diverted while rescue crew investigated the crash. There were major backups and drivers were forced to look for alternative routes.
A witness who works at a nearby store helped direct traffic. “It was an accident with serious injuries. I turned tractor trailers around and all kinds of vehicles because their GPS was telling them they could use this route,” he said.
Charges are pending and the accident remains under investigation, the report said. Officials have not released the identities of the victims injured in the accident.
Dr. Brian Elias, from The Accident and Injury Team, comments on this crash. “It is unfortunate to see people injured from an accident that could have been avoided. It was reported that this crashed was caused by someone that fell asleep while driving. Please make sure you are properly rested whenever you get behind the wheel.”
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