Miami-Dade County

Car erupts in flames on I-95, Miami police major on the scene

Miami Police Major Delrish Moss
Miami Police Major Delrish Moss

Miami Police Maj. Delrish Moss was headed home from work Tuesday night when he noticed a car pulling over to the side of I-95. Then another car pulled up behind it. Then smoke started pouring out of one of the vehicles.

Moss, still in full uniform, pulled over to the shoulder near the Northwest 119th Street entrance ramp. With flames beginning to shoot from the car, he approached the driver, knocked on the door and told him to get out of the car.

By the time Moss and the two drivers were back behind the major’s vehicle, the front car had exploded in flames.

“The guy was just sitting there and the flames were getting bigger,” Moss said. “Then it started popping. A tire exploded and there was debris in the air.”

When the driver of the first car headed back to his vehicle — video camera in hand — Moss pulled him back to keep him away from the flames. Once the trio were back safely behind the major’s car, the Florida Highway Patrol and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue were alerted.

Then Moss went home.