MIAMI – Four people, including two train crew members, were injured when two cargo trains collided on Saturday night near Miami International Airport.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue dispatched more than 25 units — including one to deal with hazardous materials — shortly before 7 p.m. to the area of Northwest 15 Street and South Perimeter Road.
According to Victor Garcia, a spokesman for Tri-Rail, there was a diesel fuel spill when two CSX freight trains collided. A representative for CSX said the fuel spilled from the derailed locomotives and the company was “working closely” with first responders.
According to Officer Luis Sierra, a spokesman for the Miami-Dade Police Department, the four injured required hospitalization for minor injuries. Police officers closed the eastbound lanes of Perimeter Road from Northwest 57 to 15 avenues.
Police officers asked drivers to avoid the area, west of the Dolphin Expressway, as the cleanup and the investigations were set to continue well into Sunday morning.
MDFR dispatch record
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#TRAFFIC ALERT: Due to a cargo train crash, the eastbound lanes on Perimeter Road from NW 57th Avenue to NW 15th Street are currently closed. Please seek alternate routes. pic.twitter.com/bWORk3Vp3T— Miami-Dade Police (@MiamiDadePD) September 25, 2022