Miami-Dade County

Firefighters rescue driver trapped inside truck that crashed into palm tree

Firefighters rescued a driver who was pinned inside the cab of a truck after it crashed into a tree Sunday afternoon.
Firefighters rescued a driver who was pinned inside the cab of a truck after it crashed into a tree Sunday afternoon. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue

Firefighters rescued a driver who was pinned inside the cab of a large truck after crashing into a palm tree Sunday.

The crash happened near the off ramp of Florida’s Turnpike and Red Road, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.

Crews responded to a report of a person trapped inside a truck just before 4 p.m. They found that the driver’s legs were pinned inside the cab of a flatbed tow truck.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Technical Rescue Team, along with Miramar Fire Rescue crews, pulled the driver out.

The driver was rushed to a local hospital as a trauma alert. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Carli Teproff: 305-376-3587, @CTeproff

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