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Driver believed to have suffered medical episode before 2 Hialeah crashes

Driver, another woman taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital

HIALEAH, Fla. – A driver appears to have suffered some kind of medical episode before causing two multi-vehicle crashes Monday morning in Hialeah, authorities said.

Hialeah Fire Department officials said the first crash involving four vehicles occurred at Okeechobee Road and Southeast Fifth Avenue. The driver of the Honda CRV then crashed again at Southeast Eighth Avenue, authorities said. 

A view from Sky 10 showed a sport utility vehicle on top of another vehicle. Authorities said seven vehicles were involved in the second crash. 

Hialeah police Lt. Eddie Rodriguez said the driver who caused the crashes is a woman in her 20s. She was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center. A woman in her 40s was also taken to the hospital as a trauma alert, Rodriguez said.

According to Rodriguez, several other people suffered minor injuries and were not taken to the hospital.

Witnesses told Local 10 News reporter Ian Margol that the driver of the Honda CRV had a baby in her vehicle, who was taken away from the scene by police officers. Authorities have not yet confirmed that. 


About the Authors:

Amanda Batchelor is the managing editor for Local10.com.

Ian Margol joined the Local 10 News team in July 2016 as a general assignment reporter. Born in Miami Beach and raised in Broward County, Ian is thrilled to be back home in South Florida.