Five people were seriously injured in a seven-car crash that included a Miami-Dade Transit pick-up truck Wednesday morning, Miami police said.
Northbound traffic on Southwest 42nd Avenue was stopped at the light at West Flagler Street around 10:20 a.m. when one car rear-ended another, then ran over a sidewalk and crashed into a bus bench where three people were sitting, according to police. The driver of the Miami-Dade truck was 57-year-old Alfredo Menendez.
The accident caused five other vehicles to collide. Police said it was unclear what the cause of the accident was.
“The truck came barreling through the white Miami-Dade truck, didn’t stop,” Carlos Sanchez, one of the drivers who was hit, told Miami Herald news partner CBS 4. “We were stopped at the light and he just hit everybody there. There were three people that were pretty badly injured. One gentleman had a severed leg.”
The injured were transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.
In 2011, a pedestrian was killed at the same intersection when two cars collided, according to CBS 4.