Five people were transported to the hospital, including three children, after they were involved in a multi-vehicle crash in Southwest Miami-Dade, according to rescue crews.
Authorities said Miami-Dade Police and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units responded to the scene near Southwest 87th Avenue and 48th Street Thursday afternoon.
Officials said nine people in total were involved in the accident. Of the five transported to the hospital three were pediatric trauma alert, one was an adult trauma alert, and another had injuries that were not life-threatening.
Crews had to extricate several of the victims from their vehicles.
Rescue crews shut down Southwest 87th Avenue between 48th Street and Bird Road in both directions while they worked the scene and removed the vehicles. It has since reopened.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Comment from Anidjar and Levine:
Marc Anidjar, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash. “Three children and two adults suffered serious injuries in this unfortunate accident that happened near Southwest 87th Avenue and 48th Street. Our condolence goes to the families of the injured children and adults. Injuries sustained in a motorcycle or vehicle accident can affect the lives of all parties involved and their families who feel the effects even when they are not directly involved. The pain and suffering that comes with these incidents can become a major burden on day-to-day life.”
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