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Car crash sets house on fire in Miami-Dade, injures 2

Good Samaritans said they had to jump into action after a car crash set a home on fire Monday in Miami-Dade County’s Pinewood neighborhood.
Good Samaritans said they had to jump into action after a car crash set a home on fire Monday in Miami-Dade County’s Pinewood neighborhood.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Good Samaritans said they had to jump into action after a car crash set a home on fire Monday in Miami-Dade County’s Pinewood neighborhood.

Police officers and firefighters responded to Northwest 101st Street, between Northwest 14th and 15th avenues.

Surveillance video from a nearby house shows a blue car traveling past a stop sign and colliding with another vehicle, sending it into a tree. The blue car slammed into the garage of the house.

Miami-Dade firefighters deal with a single-vehicle car crash and a house fire on Monday in Pinewood, police said. (SKY 10)

A woman, who asked not to be identified, said she used a brick to break the back window of the car in the the garage to help the man trapped inside.

“I ran straight to the house,” she said. “I grabbed a brick, and I broke the window in. And I broke it and I told him to kick it in because I had already cracked it. So at the moment he kicked, I grabbed him by the shorts, and I pulled him out.”

The car's bumper was on the street near a house fire on Monday in Pinewood. (SKY 10)

Detective Alvaro Zabaleta, a spokesman for the Miami-Dade Police Department, said two people suffered smoke inhalation and one of them also suffered a leg laceration.

Paramedics treated two men who were injured.

Detectives were investigating the cause of the crash on Monday evening.

Miami-Dade firefighters respond to a house fire on Monday in Pinewood. (SKY 10)

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.

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.