Unusual Level of Crashes Last Saturday
Car accidents are a fact of life, but Saturday, February 22, was an active day in the Miami-Dade Area. 5 people lost their life and 8 others were seriously injured in 4 different incidents.
A young child was struck by a car in Miami Gardens around 10:35 am, and was airlifted to Miami Children’s hospital. The 4-year-old lost her fight for life late Saturday night. A crash on the Julia Tuttle Causeway took the life of another child, when an SUV hit a guardrail and overturned, throwing some of the passengers out of the vehicle. A 14-year-old female was killed, and 6 others, including the driver, where taken to the Ryder Trauma Center. The extent of their injuries is unknown. Traffic was seriously delayed for those attempting to reach Miami Beach. At 12th Street and Northwest 72nd Avenue, a fatal crash took the lives of 2 people and sent 2 others to the hospital with critical injuries. The fourth crash involved a Ford Expedition colliding with a Toyota Corolla and dragging it along the Palmetto Expressway. A female occupant in the Toyota was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Poor weather can often be the culprit on days when there are many accidents. However, the weather was mild and sunny on this day, making it difficult to understand what so many tragedies happened in such a short time span.
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