Driver believed to have suffered medical episode before 2 Hialeah crashes

Driver, another woman taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital

By Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor, Ian Margol - Reporter, Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor

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. 

 

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