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Pickup and car collide, then truck crashes into front of convenience store

Surveillance video showed the moment a pickup truck slammed into a convenience store.
Surveillance video showed the moment a pickup truck slammed into a convenience store.

NORTHEAST MIAMI DADE, Fla. – A scary scene unfolded on Tuesday afternoon when a pickup truck and a car collided. Then, witnesses said, the truck kept going, slamming into a convenience store.

Witnesses said they heard two big bangs. The first sound was the maroon-colored truck and a black Chevrolet Camaro colliding, and the second was the truck smashing through a Kwik Stop.

The heart-stopping crash happened around 2:30 p.m. at Northeast 148th Street and North Miami Avenue.

Car, pickup collide, then truck ends up inside convenience store

Surveillance video from inside the store showed the moment of impact.

Jocelyn Altamirano was inside the store when the crashed happened. She said she was talking to a man who was filling out a card to get lottery tickets.

“I saw the wall came down first and then as soon as I saw the wall come down, the truck entered the store,” she said.

Neither she nor the man were injured. Two women inside the Camaro were not hurt. A Local 10 News crew at the scene learned that one person was transported to the hospital with only minor injuries.

The investigation into what caused the pickup to crash continues. Most likely, the structural integrity of the building will have to be assessed.


About the Authors:

Janine Stanwood joined Local 10 News in February 2004 as an assignment editor. She is now a general assignment reporter. Before moving to South Florida from her Washington home, Janine was the senior legislative correspondent for a United States senator on Capitol Hill.

Michelle F. Solomon is the podcast producer/reporter/host of Local 10's original, true crime podcast The Florida Files and a digital journalist for Local 10.com.