Police: Suspected carjackers in critical condition after stabbing driver, crashing SUV

After stabbing an unsuspecting driver, commandeering an SUV and fleeing police, two armed carjackers reached an abrupt end to their spree early Saturday when they crashed the vehicle just south of Goulds.

According to Miami-Dade Police, the suspects stole a 2004 Lincoln Navigator after stabbing the driver while he was filling up at a gas station at 21627 S. Dixie Highway around 5 a.m. The man’s wife and 15-year-old daughter, who were inside the car at the time, got out unharmed before the suspects fled.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue transported the driver to a nearby hospital; he suffered minimal injuries.

Police spotted stolen SUV in the area. The carjackers sideswiped an officer’s vehicle and sped away, ultimately losing control and crashing into a pole at U.S. 1 and Southwest 232 Street. The violent crash left the two in critical condition at Kendall Regional Trauma Center, where they are in police custody.

Miami-Dade Police are still investigating the carjacking.