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Miami Beach construction accident leaves wet concrete on vehicles

Concrete spills onto vehicles in Wells Fargo Bank parking lot, police say

Southbound lanes of Alton Road were shut down for several hours Wednesday afternoon after a construction accident left wet concrete on several vehicles, Miami Beach police confirmed.
Southbound lanes of Alton Road were shut down for several hours Wednesday afternoon after a construction accident left wet concrete on several vehicles, Miami Beach police confirmed.

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Southbound lanes of Alton Road were shut down for several hours Wednesday afternoon after a construction accident left wet concrete on several vehicles, Miami Beach police confirmed.

The roadway reopened shortly before 3 p.m. 

According to Miami Beach police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez, Alton Road was shut down from Lincoln Road to 16th Street after the incident occurred just before 1 p.m.

Authorities said concrete was being used at a construction site when it spilled over to a Wells Fargo Bank parking lot. 

Video taken at the scene shows wet concrete covering several vehicles.

One woman told Local 10 News reporter Ian Margol that she was inside the bank when she heard the concrete coming down.

"Concrete came down and when I got out and looked, my car is completely damaged -- a complete loss," she said.

The woman, who did not want to be identified, said she is grateful, however, that the situation wasn't worse.

"What can I do? It's material stuff. What can I do? I still have my life, you know? I'm a lucky person," she said. 

Rodriguez said no one was injured in the accident.

It remains unclear how exactly the concrete ended up on the vehicles. 

Authorities have issued a stop order to the construction company involved in the accident, until an investigation into the incident is complete.  


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.