Mother, 3 children hurt after car crashes into tree in Opa-locka

Wet roads may have contributed to crash, officials say

OPA-LOCKA, Fla. – A young mother was seriously hurt after she lost control of her car and crashed into a tree Saturday evening in Opa-locka, authorities said.

Family members said 27-year-old Chenesha Issac was riding in her white Kia with her three children when she struck the tree around 8:30 p.m. Saturday near Northwest 27th Avenue and Northwest 151st Street. Family members told Local 10's Madeleine Wright that the family was returning home after children's birthday party.

Paramedics transported Issac and her children to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. The children -- two girls and a boy -- are expected to recover from their injuries. Issac suffered a head injury and is still listed in critical condition, family members said.

Authorities are still investigating the cause of the crash, but said the slick roads after Saturday’s storms may have contributed to the crash.

After the crash, good Samaritans rushed over, trying to help.

"But I could not," Martell Williams said. "The door was so smashed. I could not open the door."

Williams said he and others were stung by bees in the process.

Miami-Dade Fire and Rescue used chain saws to pull the victims out. 

Local 10's cameras were rolling as a first responder carried a child into an ambulance. Stunned loved ones arrived on the scene shortly after the crash.

“I'm just a little upset, you know, about what happened. But God got the last say so and she going to be all right." said Patsy Williams, Issac's aunt.