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Car drives into water in Miami Beach, causing traffic delays

Tire skid marks show how the vehicle went off the Julie Tuttle near the “Welcome to Miami Beach” sign on the westbound lanes.
Tire skid marks show how the vehicle went off the Julie Tuttle near the “Welcome to Miami Beach” sign on the westbound lanes.

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – A car veered into the water off the Julia Tuttle Causeway in Miami Beach, causing a temporary traffic slowdown Friday afternoon.

The man driving the silver mini SUV was the only one inside, and he appeared to walk out unharmed, as he walked around the vehicle taking pictures afterward.

The man declined to speak to Local 10 News on camera.

Florida Highway Patrol said it appeared he simply lost control.

Tire skid marks show how the car went off the Julie Tuttle near the “Welcome to Miami Beach” sign.

A man in the car appeared to be OK after it veered into the water Friday afternoon. Authorities are trying to figure out how to get the vehicle back on land.
A man in the car appeared to be OK after it veered into the water Friday afternoon. Authorities are trying to figure out how to get the vehicle back on land.

Sky 10 flew over the scene around 3 p.m. when the accident happened.

By 5 p.m., the car was towed out.

Traffic was backed up into the City of Miami, but after that initial slowdown, it’s now back to your normal Friday rush hour traffic.


About the Authors:

Christian De La Rosa joined Local 10 News in April 2017 after spending time as a reporter and anchor in Atlanta, San Diego, Orlando and Panama City Beach.

David Selig is the Digital Executive Producer at WPLG, overseeing Local10.com.