A car smashed into the side of a newly opened Miami school Thursday morning.
Authorities were called to Miami Arts Charter School, 95 NW 23rd St., at 9:30 a.m. after a Chevy Malibu crashed into the building. The impact busted a piece of a wall and severely cracked two glass panes.
"Paramedics found a male driver, possibly in his 20s, trapped in a vehicle with serious injuries to an arm,” said Capt. Ignatius Carroll, spokesman for Miami Fire Rescue. “Firefighters extricated him and he was transported to Ryder Trauma Center in stable condition."
Surveillance camera footage showed the car had been going north on Northwest First Avenue when it ran into the school.
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The debris, which went into the lobby, just missed a school security guard three feet away. Surveillance cameras showed school staff coming to the aid of the driver until paramedics arrived.
Classes start at 8 a.m. at the school in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood. No students were injured. Two who worked in the office were traumatized and were allowed to go home with their parents.
Miami police are investigating the incident.