Three Miami-Dade Fire Rescue workers were taken to the hospital as trauma alert patients early Thursday morning after their truck crashed, and Turnpike Extension traffic has slowed out of South Miami-Dade.
The truck from Firehouse 34 at 10850 SW 211th St. in Cutler Bay (“Ridge 34 Rats” was across the top of the windshield) was mangled after crashing at Quail Roost Drive and Florida’s Turnpike Extension around 4:23 a.m., according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s call list.
The three are in stable condition at an area hospital, according to Miami-Dade fire rescue. Just before the crash, they were on their way back to the station after stopping to help a motorist
As for traffic, expect the rain to slow the cleanup as it slows traffic. Drivers can use U.S. 1 as an alternate route north.