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Stolen Tow Truck Crashes into Condo

Stolen Tow Truck Crashes into Condo

Credit: George Norkus

A stolen tow truck has crashed into a condominium apartment. Miraculously, the residents inside were unharmed.

Investigators say that at approximately 5:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, 21-year-old Daniel Iorido crashed a tow truck into an apartment located at 1555 W. 44 Place in Hialeah.

In a statement, Hialeah Police Lieutenant Carl Zogby said that the driver lost control of the Hialeah Ranger tow truck in a nearby intersection and crashed into a first floor condominium.

Iorido had to be extracted from the stolen vehicle by rescue crews and was transported to the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Police handcuffed the driver before crews extricated him. Another tow vehicle was called to pull the first truck from the home.

Rescuer Dean Perkerson with Hialeah Fire Rescue stated that this is the first time that his department has ever seen someone taken out of an extrication in handcuffs. There was a concern on the part of rescuers that the driver might have been armed and dangerous.

Iorido was airlifted from the scene of the crash in stable condition. No other injuries were reported at the crash. Iorido has since been released from the hospital and was taken to jail by police. He has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol along with fleeing and eluding police. Other possible charges are pending as a result of a separate investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol.

Of course, an accident can happen at any time, and often times they do happen in the home. No one expects that the place which should provide safety shelter and comfort to be the likely scene of potential damage or injury from a drunk driver.

A person’s home is important to them. If your home or property has been damaged or you have experienced a loss due to the irresponsible actions of an intoxicated driver, give our offices a call. We have years of experience in the Florida courts and work diligently to get compensation for damages and injuries that are the direct result of accidents involving drunk drivers. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, we can also help you sort through your insurance concerns. When you call we will match you with a legal professional that will take the time to listen to the details of your specific case. They will discuss with you all potential courses of action to take and will set things in motion quickly. Your initial consultation with our attorneys is confidential and without cost or obligation to you. We are here to help. Give us a call today.

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