One person was killed in a fiery wrong-way crash in North Miami-Dade. The incident took place early on the morning of Tuesday, August 24. The wrong-way driver responsible for the crash in North Miami-Dade was subsequently arrested and had his first hearing on Friday, August 27.
According to the details shared by the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash happened close to the Golden Glades Interchange. It was reported to the authorities at around 5:15 a.m.
The two vehicles involved in the collision were identified as a Chevrolet SUV and a Subaru SUV. The driver of the Chevrolet SUV was traveling southbound on the northbound lanes. This brought the vehicle into the path of the oncoming traffic. The Subaru SUV was headed northbound when it was hit by the Chevrolet. The collision occurred at a high rate of speed.
The sheer impact of the collision caused the Subaru to fall 50 to 60 feet off the ramp. The Subaru fell on its roof and caught fire as it landed. A passenger was traveling in the Subaru at the time, in addition to the driver of the vehicle.
The collision, fall, and fire combined to cause critical injuries to both occupants. The driver succumbed to the injuries and was pronounced deceased on the scene of the crash. The passenger was transported to Aventura Hospital with serious injuries. The Chevrolet driver also suffered injuries and was taken to the Aventura Hospital.
Authorities have been unable to identify the deceased Subaru driver as of yet, due to the severity of the burns sustained by the body. The Chevrolet driver has since been discharged from the hospital and charged with vehicular homicide.
In crashes like these, victims can seek the full amount of compensatory damages from the at-fault driver. This can be done by filing a car accident claim with the help of a Miami car accident lawyer.