One person was killed in a wrong-way crash in Miami on the morning of Saturday, May 8. The fatal crash also resulted in critical injuries to another person. It was reported to the authorities just after 7:30 a.m.
According to the details shared by the Florida Highway Patrol, the unfortunate wreck took place in the westbound lanes of State Road 836. It was caused by a vehicle that was traveling the wrong-way in the westbound lanes. This vehicle was identified as a black Hyundai.
As the driver of the Hyundai drove eastbound in the westbound lanes of the road, it collided head-on with a second vehicle near Northwest 17th Avenue. This second car was identified as a white Nissan.
The sheer impact of the collision caused serious damage to both vehicles. One of the vehicles caught fire after impact. The driver of the Nissan suffered fatal injuries. By the time the first responders and paramedics arrived on the scene of the crash, the Nissan driver had succumbed to his injuries. Authorities pronounced the driver deceased at the scene of the accident.
The Hyundai driver also suffered critical injuries. As emergency medical service personnel arrived on the scene, the Hyundai driver was transported to the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Before the first responders could arrive, good Samaritans on the scene attempted to render aid to both drivers. Following the accident, FHP closed down a section of State Route 836 so that on-site investigations and cleanup could be conducted. The portion of the road was reopened to traffic a few hours later.
Authorities continue to investigate the wrong-way crash in Miami. It remains to be seen if any formal charges will be filed against the wrong-way Hyundai driver who caused the accident. For Miami accidents like these, injured victims or families of deceased victims can seek compensatory damages with the help of a Miami car accident lawyer.