A truck driver has been rescued after being trapped in his vehicle following a multi-vehicle crash in Northwest Miami-Dade.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews and Florida Highway Patrol troopers responded to the scene on the southbound lanes of Florida’s Turnpike near Okeechobee Road at around 5:15 a.m., Wednesday.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the tractor-trailer went into an embankment before overturning. Three other vehicles were involved in the crash.
It took hours for crews who remained on the scene till 1 p.m. to be able to turn the truck right side up and are trying to remove its contents before towing it from the scene.
Aerial views also showed a black sedan and a white van with heavy damage.
A doctor was also called to the crash scene in case an emergency amputation was needed.
Authorities said the driver is responsive and has since been airlifted to the hospital.
The number of those involved in the crash is currently unclear but rescue crews said those who are injured have injuries that are not life-threatening.
All north and southbound lanes of the Turnpike were shut down in the area as crews worked to help the victim. The northbound lanes have since reopened.
Comment from Anidjar and Levine:
Marc Anidjar, from the Law Firm of Anidjar and Levine, comments on this crash. “One person suffered serious injuries in Northwest Miami-Dade. In case you or a family member was involved in an auto accident you need to act quickly. Get the names and phone numbers of any witnesses that were at the scene. Take photos of the crash scene and the damage to your vehicle or property. Contact anyone in the area that may have video surveillance of what occurred. Finally, you should contact a car accident attorney to help guide you through this difficult process.”
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