Driver killed in head-on collision on Seven Mile Bridge

A driver was killed in a head-on collision on the Seven Mile Bridge early Thursday in the Florida Keys.

Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Kathleen M. McKinney said a 2009 Hyundai sport utility vehicle was traveling south on the Seven Mile Bridge about 1:45 a.m. when, according to witnesses, it veered into the northbound lane and collided with a 2015 Mitsubishi.

McKinney said the driver of the Mitsubishi was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver of the Hyundai SUV was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center in Miami.

The identities of the drivers haven’t been released.

It wasn’t immediately known what caused the driver to veer into the opposite lane of traffic.

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Car crashes into construction area on Palmetto Expressway in northwest Miami-Dade

A car crashed into a construction area in the median on the Palmetto Expressway in northwest Miami-Dade, authorities said Friday morning.

The crash was reported near Northwest 74th Street.

Sky 10 was above the scene at 7:20 a.m. as two people could be seen standing outside the car hugging. It’s unclear whether anyone was trapped inside. 

Despite the crash, traffic appeared to be moving smoothly.

It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the car to crash. No other vehicles were involved, authorities said.

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18-year-old man saves 2 people after car crash in Fort Lauderdale

An 18-year-old man is being hailed as a hero after he saved two people’s lives following a car crash in Fort Lauderdale.

Nabell Tahir was closing up for the night Friday at a propane and dry cleaning business on Northwest 119th Street when an overturned car crashed into the business’s driveway.  

The former member of the North Miami Beach Police Explorer program didn’t waste time running to help the two people trapped inside the car. 

“One of main things that helped me in this situation was to provide first aid, make sure they stay conscious, scene control and approach carefully. I wasn’t sure if the vehicle was leaking gasoline,” Tahir said. 

As he got closer, Tahir noticed smoke coming out of the vehicle.

Tahir grabbed a monkey wrench and ran to get the passengers out.

“I ran inside, got a monkey wrench and I started hitting on the windshield,” he said.

With the help of several bystanders, Tahir lifted the driver of the vehicle out of the car and stayed with him, working to keep him conscious until fire rescue arrive.

He said the female passenger appeared to be OK, but was also checked out.

With all of the flammable materials at his place of work, he knows it could have been worse.

“This one was a close call,” Tahir said. “If it didn’t hit the cement, they could have hit the 80 gallons of propane.”

Back at work this week, Tahir said he hopes to join the police academy soon. He said he was glad to have helped in the situation.

“Don’t call me a hero,” Tahir said. “This is something law enforcement deals with on a daily basis.”

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Overturned tractor-trailer blocks on-ramp at Golden Glades Interchange

An overturned tractor-trailer is blocking an on-ramp at the Golden Glades Interchange.

The westbound on-ramp from Northwest 167th Street to Florida’s Turnpike and the Palmetto Expressway is closed.

Local 10 News traffic reporter Nicole Perez suggested that drivers coming from the west take Miami Gardens Drive as an alternate route.

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Krome Avenue closed between Tamiami Trail, Okeechobee Road after fatal crash

Krome Avenue is closed between Tamiami Trail and Okeechobee Road because of a fatal crash.All northbound lanes are closed while authorities investigate the crash and work to clear the scene.Sky 10 was flying above the crash site, not far from a si…

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2 people, including infant, airlifted to hospital after crash in Davie

Two people, including an infant, were seriously hurt Saturday in a two-car crash in Davie, authorities said.Mark Leone, a spokesman for the Davie Police Department, said the crash happened around noon at Southwest 26th Street and Flamingo Road.The vict…

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