Allapattah

Drag racing accident leaves 1 dead, 3 injured

 

gsolis@MiamiHerald.com

One person was killed and three were hospitalized Saturday morning in Allapattah after a three-way crash that witnesses said was caused by drag racing.

Red-light cameras show a green Mercedes and a black Nissan on Northwest 36th Street speeding through the 17th Avenue intersection, WPLG-ABC 10 reported. The Nissan crossed the intersection without crashing and sped away while the Mercedes crashed into another vehicle, killing the driver.

Police would not confirm that report.

“It was a pretty horrific accident,” said Miami Fire Rescue Lt. Ignacio Carroll. “The impact destroyed one car.”

The collision took place on Northwest 36th Street when the Mercedes struck a gold Nissan, which was turning onto 36th Street from 17th Avenue. Both cars then smashed into a Miami-Dade Transit bus carrying 12 people, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department.

The driver of the Nissan, who was not believed to be racing, was thrown from the car and died at the scene.

The driver and passenger of the Mercedes were trapped in the wreckage when a rescue crew arrived. Firefighters used the jaws of life to get them out. Both were taken to Jackson Memorial with serious injuries, Miami Fire Rescue Lt. Ignatius Carroll said. They were later reported to be hospitalized in stable condition.

A female bus passenger was taken to Jackson Memorial with minor injuries. The bus driver was treated on the scene. None of the other passengers was seriously harmed.

Police did not release the identities of anyone involved.

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