One person was airlifted to the hospital after two semitrailers collided in Northwest Miami-Dade leading to the closure of eastbound West Okeechobee Road.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel said they responded to the crash in the area of Northwest 117th Avenue and West Okeechobee Road just after 2:50 p.m.
According to Fire rescue officials one patient was airlifted as a trauma alert to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.
They added that Miami-Dade County Environmental Resources Management has been notified to a fuel leak stemming from the collision.
Video footage of the scene captured a red semitrailer resting on its side and heavy damage to the front of a white semitrailer. The video also showed one of the semitrailers spilled its load due to the collision.
All eastbound lanes of West Okeechobee Road are closed while crews work to remove the vehicles from the scene and clean up the spilled fuel and load.
Motorists are asked to find an alternate route.
Comment from Anidjar and Levine:
Glen Levine, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash. “One person was airlifted to the hospital after this unfortunate accident involving two semitrailers which happened Northwest 117th Avenue. Our condolence goes to the families of the injured person. Injuries and deaths 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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