FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A Lamborghini burst into flames after running past a stop sign, crashing into a vehicle, and going airborne to collide with a home’s roof and wall.
Clarence Middleton said he was in his backyard when he saw “a big truck” flying towards him with “a bunch of debris and dirt flying right behind it.”
Middleton ran towards the mangled Lamborghini to help the driver.
“I pulled him out and laid him on the ground,” Middleton said. “They got up; they left. And then the truck caught on fire.”
Mohammad Iqbal was inside the other car, the one that was hit by the Lamborghini.
“I was driving, I had no stop (sign) for me,” he said. “My car, it flipped all the way like a circle.”
Iqbal told Local 10 News’ Bridgette Matter that neighbors pulled him out of his car that that his injuries are minor.
He said it could have been much worse.
“First responders, they were quick,” Iqbal said. “I appreciate it, and I am thankful to my God.”
Peter Rietel said he was home when he heard a loud noise. He walked out to investigate and said what he saw made him feel like he was in the middle of an action movie.
If he could name it, Rietel said it would be called “Bad Boys 4 Fort Lauderdale.”
Surveillance video shows the crash on Sunday at the intersection of Northwest 11 Street and Seventh Avenue.
Witnesses said the driver of the white Lamborghini Urus, a luxury sports utility vehicle with a twin-turbo V-8, climbed out and fled. Police officers identified him as William Dion McQueen, Jr., and he is not the owner of the Lamborghini. The owner told police it was a rental.
“The smoke was all over the intersection, all over this neighborhood, and the next thing you know there’s about seven fire trucks and about 30 of Fort Lauderdale’s finest making sure everyone was away from that truck because they thought it was going to blow up,” Rietel said.
McQueen, a tourist from Virginia, later called police to report the crash.
McQueen said that he doesn’t remember much about it and vaguely recalls someone taking him to his hotel and a friend taking him to the Mount Sinai Medical Center, according to the Fort Lauderdale Police Department report released on Monday.
Investigators determined the Lamborghini struck a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder, a fence, bushes, the house, and a tree. Investigators reported the silver Pathfinder spun out of control and crashed into a fire hydrant.
Fire Rescue personnel took Mohammad Iqbal, the driver of the Pathfinder, to the Broward Health Medical Center after he reported pain in his chest and left hip.
The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing. Rietel said the intersection where the crash happened needs attention because there have been crashes there before.
“I believe a traffic light in that intersection would immediately save lives.”
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