Stolen car crashes in southwest Miami-Dade

3 young men taken into custody, police say

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – A car allegedly stolen during an armed carjacking crashed Monday morning in southwest Miami-Dade, authorities said.

The crash was reported on South Dixie Highway and blocked several lanes of traffic during the morning rush hour. 

According to police, the car was stolen last Wednesday in Miami Gardens. Police said they tried conduct a traffic stop, but the driver fled, lost control of the car and crashed near Hibiscus Street. 

"It's a really dangerous intersection," "Flaco" Roda, who works in the area, said. "You know, people speed a lot on U.S. 1, but never, never that kind of thing. I've never seen that kind of thing here in this area."

The car caught fire and police officers extinguished the flames. 

Officers pulled two of the three suspects from the car and the driver was taken out by firefighters.

A crew was called in to repair a traffic signal that was left dangling from the pole.

"Everything that starts bad is going to end up bad, sooner or later," Roda said. "I hope they're good. They're people. They deserve to be alive."

All of the suspects, who police said are in their late teens or early 20s, were taken to Jackson South Community Hospital. Their conditions have not been released.

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