Video shows multiple angles of Miami fire truck, ambulance crash

Video shows ambulance run red light striking fire truck


MIAMI – Newly released video shows four angles of a major crash involving a Miami Department of Fire Rescue truck and ambulance.

The crash was reported last Tuesday afternoon at Northwest 12th Avenue and Northwest 14th Street, a few blocks west of Jackson Memorial Hospital. The fire truck was on its way to a call when it crashed into an ambulance that was also on a call.

The video shows the ambulance run a red light before crashing into the fire truck, which immediately overturned. Both vehicles had its emergency lights and sirens on.

"It sounded like an explosion," Kyera Greene, who witnessed the crash, told Local 10 News. "It was loud and it was scary. We didn't know where the trucks were going to go."

Sky 10 was above the scene as the fire truck was on its side. The impact was strong enough to tip the 40,000 pound fire truck on its side. The front part of the ambulance was sheared off, and a third car was hit when the fire truck spun out.

Twelve people were taken to the hospital, including seven firefighters, who were on board both fire-rescue vehicles. A grandmother and two children, who were inside the ambulance, were also taken to the hospital, as were two people in the car.

The crash remains under investigation.

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