Hialeah Gardens Crash Results in One Death, and Five Damaged Automobiles
A pedestrian has died and several others sustained injuries in a chain-reaction crash involving a school bus in Hialeah Gardens.
This incident occurred along the Palmetto Expressway, at Northwest 77th Avenue and 103rd Street, about 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday.
Officers from a number of different law enforcement organizations, including the Florida Highway Patrol and the Hialeah Gardens Police Department rushed to the site.
Upon getting there, the Florida Highway Patrol reported that the Dodge pickup truck hit the pedestrian while traveling south on the 103rd Street exit ramp.
One of the passengers involved in the collision, Alexis Rodriguez, claimed, “It had struck the person.”
The vehicle then struck a black Audi car, a Ford sedan, a white Honda sedan, and the school bus, according to investigators.
“IT struck the remainder of the automobiles, causing a chain reaction,” Rodriguez said. “It was a thrilling experience.”
The Hialeah Garden Accident Involved Five Automobiles.
Sadly, the person who was hit died on the spot. Officials took in the driver of the Audi to Ryder Trauma Center as a trauma alert.
As a precaution, authorities transported an adult female and a 1-year-old kid to the Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Rodriguez showed 7News his damaged arm and elbow, claiming he was riding in the Honda with his father.
Witnesses said several Hialeah Gardens Middle School children were on board the school bus, but no one was critically hurt, according to Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
Melanie Garcia, one of the kids, recalled the moment of impact.
“A car sped towards us, striking automobiles and the bus,” she stated. “Although several individuals got wounds from outside, no one from inside did.”
Additionally, Garcia says she observed several of the wounded people, including the Audi driver, who was “bleeding from his head inside the vehicle,”.
Officers took a guy in handcuffs away from the site just before 6 p.m., according to surveillance footage. His involvement in the accident is unknown.
As a result, the inquiry stopped the southbound Palmetto Expressway exit ramp at 103rd Street near 77th Avenue for hours. The traffic is now open again since they found the driver at fault.
Until now, no one has been named as a suspect by the investigators.
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