Driver airlifted to hospital after cement dump truck rolls over in west Miami-Dade

The driver of a cement dump truck was hospitalized with traumatic injuries after the truck crashed and rolled onto its side Monday morning in west Miami-Dade.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – An air rescue helicopter was flown in to the scene of a major crash in west Miami-Dade Monday morning.

The crash involving a cement dump truck was reported in the area of Southwest Eighth Street and West Loop Road.

Sky 10 was above the scene shortly before 6:30 a.m. as the helicopter landed in the roadway, which was blocked off by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews and police. The cement truck could be seen on its side.

Fire Rescue officials confirmed that they were called to the area shortly after 5 a.m.

According to Florida Highway Patrol troopers, the driver of the big rig was heading west on Tamiami Trail toward Naples when he lost control.

The truck went into the eastbound lanes and then hit a guardrail, causing it to flip.

First responders had to cut around the cab of the truck to get the stuck driver out.

MDFR technical rescue units eventually freed the driver and a surgical team also assisted.

Officials said the driver was airlifted to Kendall Regional Medical Center with traumatic injuries.

Nearby roads were temporarily shut down during the investigation into the crash.


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