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Car crashes into medical building on Miami Gardens Drive

Driver accidentally hit accelerator instead of brake, witnesses say

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A vehicle crashed into a medical building Thursday morning in northeast Miami-Dade.

The crash was reported in the area of Northeast Miami Gardens Drive and 14th Avenue.

Witnesses told Local 10 News reporter Christina Vazquez that an elderly woman was behind the wheel.

Sky 10 over scene of vehicle that crashed into a building on Miami Gardens Drive.
Sky 10 over scene of vehicle that crashed into a building on Miami Gardens Drive. (WPLG)

A valet attendant said he was about to park a customer’s vehicle when the car came crashing into the front of the building.

He said he immediately ran inside to make sure no one was injured.

“It was really hectic. I was generally scared,” Ludwind Martori said. “As I was walking up to get her car, she said she tried to avoid the cars, (but) her foot wouldn’t stop accelerating.”

Martori said he only saw one person in the area where the front of the car entered and they were stunned and panicked, but were otherwise OK.

Vazquez later went inside the medical office and was told that other staff members and patients were also present, but were not injured.

Other witnesses told Vazquez that the driver was shaken up by the incident, but also was not injured.

Her family members said they are happy she and others were not hurt.


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