Vehicle carrying 3 teens crashes into tree in Miramar

Three teenagers were in a vehicle Tuesday morning that crashed into a tree in Miramar, authorities said.

Miramar Fire Rescue Lt. Jose Gregorisch said the vehicle ran off the road shortly before 10 a.m. and struck a tree in the area of Southwest 160th Avenue and 48th Court.

Authorities said all of the male teens were airlifted to Memorial Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Gregorisch said the driver of the vehicle was trapped in the car before authorities arrived and firefighters had to remove the door to get him out. 

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“Whenever we see a vehicle versus a tree, we know there’s going to be a lot of injuries and it’s just the way it tends to happen, unfortunately,” Gregorisch said. 

The teens ranged in age from 17 to 19 years old, officials said.

Bass Creek Road was closed between Dykes Road and Southwest 172nd Avenue after the crash.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

 

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2 hospitalized after police-involved crash in Miami Gardens

A Miami-Dade police officer and another driver were hospitalized Sunday morning after a three-car crash in Miami Gardens, officials said. 

Prior to the crash the officer was part of a chase that took place in response to an assault on a different Miami-Dade officer. 

The officer  was heading south near the intersection of Northwest 171st Street and Northwest Seventh Avenue when she collided with a black Infiniti.

“Once the police unit and the other vehicle collided it redirected the police unit into the vehicle that was parked stationary at the light, which at that point, both vehicles caught on fire,” Detective Argemis Colome of Miami-Dade police said.

The officer and the driver of the Infiniti were taken to area hospitals. They are both listed in stable condition.

The driver of the third vehicle involved in the crash was not hurt.

The man the officers were originally chasing was eventually taken into custody without incident just a few blocks away, police said. He was taken to the hospital as well.

The suspect’s name and condition have not been released. 

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Northbound I-95 ramp to Palmetto Expressway blocked because of police activity

An off-ramp at the Golden Glades interchange is blocked because of police activity in the area.The northbound Interstate 95 ramp to the Palmetto Expressway is closed.Miami-Dade police could be seen huddled in the grass, apparently searching for someone…

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