1 hurt after car slams into tanker truck in Miramar

A man was seriously injured Sunday morning when a car crashed into a tanker truck on Red Road near the Florida’s Turnpike in Miramar, police said. 

José Gregorisch, a public information officer for the Miramar Police Department, said the victim was transported by helicopter to a local hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. 

A photo from the scene showed the front of a silver sedan crushed underneath the tanker truck. The crash happened about 7 a.m. at Red Road and Miramar Parkway, Gregorisch said.

 

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Surveillance video released in connection with death of teenager in Miramar

Surveillance video has been released in connection with the death of a teenager in Miramar.

Police said a 911 call was received at 12:35 a.m. Sept. 20 about gunshots heard near the 6000 block of Southwest 33rd Street.

The caller said that shortly after, they saw a person lying facedown on the ground, police said. Officers responded and Fire Rescue personnel declared the 17-year-old victim, identified by police as Kumasi Kareem, dead.

Police said surveillance video of Kareem walking with the suspect was captured minutes before his death.

The suspect is described by police as a black male who is at least 6 feet tall and weighs around 200 pounds.

Anyone with information about the suspect’s identity is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Police said tipsters may be eligible for a reward of up to $3,000 and calls can be made anonymously.

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University Drive closed in Miramar after crash, diesel fuel leak

A stretch of University Drive was shut down in both directions Friday morning because of a crash.Miramar police the northbound and southbound lanes of University Drive were closed from Miramar Parkway to the Miami-Dade County line because of a diesel f…

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Miramar police seek help finding group involved in theft at gas station

Miramar police are asking for the public’s help in finding several people involved in a theft at a Chevron gas station.

It happened around 3:15 a.m. Oct. 5 at the gas station at 3100 Southwest 148th Ave.

Police said three males and two females arrived at the gas station in a stolen gray 2005 Ford F-150 truck.

Several of them entered the store and distracted the clerk, while one of them took $300 from or near the register, police said.

Anyone with information to asked to call Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

They stole $300 from a Chevron Gas Station & fled in a stolen truck. Identify them, collect a reward. Call @crimestoppers2 954-493-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/HLbqJTn2DK

— Miramar Police (@MiramarPD) October 13, 2017

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After Hurricane Irma’s sewage spill, Miramar residents continue to worry about water safety

The City of Miramar’s contractors have been cleaning contaminated canals, but although they have removed debris some neighbors were concerned about the possibility of pollutants that could be left over in the water.

Michael Kaufman is among the Miramar residents who have been worried about safety of the water since Hurricane Irma caused a sewage spill.

“We don’t know what’s sitting at the bottom,” Kaufman said. “We don’t know to what extent there is communication between the canal and our well systems.”

The city hired contractors to clean the canals. A firm’s independent testing showed that the well Kaufman’s family uses for drinking, cooking, and bathing was contaminated. Some of his neighbors had the same issue.

“After mine was sanitized, a couple of days later I had additional independent testing performed that showed that my well was recontaminated, and that was a real concern,” Kaufman said. 

City officials say they have done somewhere between 80 and 90 tests of the wells and say the only issues found were there before Hurricane Irma’s sewage spill.

This didn’t appease Kaufman and others who have hired an independent testing firm to come in and re-test canals in the area. They will also be testing for sediment that may have settled on the bottom of the canals.

Natasha Hampton, Miramar’s assistant city manager, said the city was committed to making sure that residents’ drinking water is safe.

The city also hired an independent testing firm that will be coming next week to test the canal systems and sediment at the bottom of the canals. They have also placed 72 signs to warn the public to avoid fishing in the canals.

“The city recognizes the concerns of the community,” Hampton said. “Our goals and every effort is to try to provide assurance that the area is free of contaminants.” 

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