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Car drives into water in Miami Beach, causing traffic delays

Car towed out after driving into water in Miami Beach
Car towed out after driving into water in Miami Beach

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.

Car goes into water in Miami Beach, backing up traffic on Julie Tuttle
Car goes into water in Miami Beach, backing up traffic on Julie Tuttle

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.