Driver injures bicyclist, crashes into Braman dealership window in Miami

MIAMI – A driver injured a bicyclist before crashing into the window of a car dealership on Tuesday in Miami prompting police officers to temporarily close Biscayne Boulevard.

The driver, who was traveling southbound on Biscayne Boulevard, suffered a “medical emergency” before the crash and the bicyclist suffered a head injury during the crash, according to Miami Fire Rescue personnel.

The driver, identified as a 70-year-old man, also collided with other vehicles before reverse-crashing into Braman Miami at 2060 Biscayne Blvd., according to the Miami Police Department.

“The gentleman who sits right next to the window where the vehicle went in was actually off today,” Fire Rescue Lt. Pete Sanchez said.

Police officers temporarily closed Biscayne Boulevard’s southbound and northbound lanes at 21 Street and reopened the area by 12 p.m. The driver remained at the scene of the crash.

This is a developing story. Local 10 News Assignment Desk Editor Stephany Heilbron contributed to this report.


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In January 2017, Hatzel Vela became the first local television journalist in the country to move to Cuba and cover the island from the inside. During his time living and working in Cuba, he covered some of the most significant stories in a post-Fidel Castro Cuba. 

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.