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2 injured in 3-car collision in Miami Gardens, firefighters say

Crash prompts Florida State Road 7 shutdown

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Two people were injured in a crash involving three vehicles on Monday in Miami Gardens, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department.

The three vehicles collided near the intersection of Northwest 209th Street and Florida State Road 7, also known as U.S. 441. Officers shut down SR-7 in both directions near Andover Park.

According to Lt. Isam Lugo, a spokesman for Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, the two people who were injured were in critical condition. Firefighters had to use hydraulic rescue tools, known as the “Jaws of Life” to get one of the injured out of a mangled Toyota, and the driver of a Chevy Impala -- who was not wearing a seatbelt -- was ejected.

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Fire Rescue personnel responds to crash with injuries in Miami Gardens.

Witnesses said the driver of the Impala and the other car appeared to be drag racing with a luxury sports car, possibly a Lamborghini, and the driver of the Toyota was not racing. Detectives have yet to report if speed was a factor in the crash. Victoria Jones said she felt lucky to have averted the alleged racers.

“I just went left because if I didn’t do that the impact would have come right onto us," Jones said.

Officers are investigating the cause of the crash.

Assignment Desk Editor Sandra Antonio contributed to this report.

About the Authors:

Terrell Forney joined Local 10 News in October 2005 as a general assignment reporter. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, but a desire to escape the harsh winters of the north brought him to South Florida.

The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.