Report says two people were injured after a car caught fire following a chase and crash on U.S. 1 in Miami.
It was reported that police were pursuing a robbery suspect driving a red Honda Civic when it crashed on U.S. 1 near Southwest 17th Avenue. An eyewitness, Erika Vasquez said “We saw about 30 police cars going down U.S. 1”.
Report says the front of the car was pressed against the front of a Miami police cruiser and both cars were on fire. According to police, the suspect was wanted in connection with a carjacking that occurred near Jackson Memorial Hospital the previous day.
Police said the suspect pointed a shotgun at the victim and stole the car. It was reported that the police spotted the car, but the driver refused to stop.
The chase ended in a head-on collision on U.S. 1, between Southwest 16th and 17th avenues. The suspect and a police officer were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.
Firefighters extinguished the flames. Meanwhile, U.S. 1 was closed in both directions for several hours during the police investigation.
Miami police spokesman said it has not been confirm if the driver behind the red car was involved in the previous armed carjacking.
Marc Anidjar, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash. “This is an accident involving two vehicle leading to injuries, including a police officer here in Miami. The cause of the accident has not been determined. However, impatience and distraction seem to be a factor in this accident. If you have been involved in an accident caused by a driver that was impatience behind the wheel, please make sure you seek the council of an experienced accident attorney.”
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