Garbage truck slams into recording studio in South Miami

2 people were seriously hurt in crash, authorities say

By Tim Swift - Local10.com Digital Editor, Ian Margol - Reporter

SOUTH MIAMI, Fla. - A garbage truck collided with an SUV and then slammed into a recording studio owned by Gloria Estefan early Monday in South Miami, authorities said.

Lt. Alex Camacho, a spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrol, said the crash happened around 9 a.m. at Bird Road and Southwest 62nd Avenue. The impact of the initial collision sent the SUV into a third vehicle, Camacho said.

Paramedics transported two people who were riding in the garbage truck to Kendall Regional Medical Center. Their conditions were not disclosed, but their injuries were described as not life-threatening. Two others were treated at the scene by rescue crews.

Camacho said the passenger of the truck jumped from vehicle before it hit the building, possibly saving that person's life.

The building that was hit is the headquarters of Crescent Moon Studios. It serves as a recording studio for Estefan and her family. The damage to the building appeared to be minor.

Authorities shut down a portion of Bird Road for several hours while they investigated. The road has since reopened.

Hours after the crash, crews worked to remove the truck, which had plowed over several trees and took a big chunk out of the concrete column on the side of the building.


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