Two Injured in MIA Mover Accident at Miami International Airport:Officials

Two people were injured after the MIA Mover was involved in an accident at Miami International Airport, officials said

By Karen Yi and Donna Rapado
|  Monday, May 14, 2012  |  Updated 8:33 AM EDT
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Two people were injured Sunday after one of the MIA Mover trains at Miami International Airport malfunctioned and was involved in an accident, officials said.

Two people were injured Sunday after one of the MIA Mover trains at Miami International Airport malfunctioned and was involved in an accident, officials said.

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Two people were injured Sunday after one of the MIA Mover trains at Miami International Airport malfunctioned and was involved in an accident, officials said.

Marc Henderson, spokesman for the airport, said 12 people were on board at the time of the incident shortly before 12 p.m.

The two people injured suffered minor injuries and were treated on the scene, he said.

Images of the accident show the train off the tracks and a post that was impacted in the crash.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said they evacuated about 40 other travelers that were in movers coming from the opposite direction.

Officials, meanwhile, are scrambling to come up with a plan to get the people on the ground to their planes as the mover remains out of order.

"We're doing shuttle buses, It's a little longer in line," said Greg Chin, a worker at Miami International Airport.

The MIA Mover transports people between the airport and the Miami Rental Car Center, according to its website.

Traveling at a top speed of 40 miles per hour, the MIA Mover is a 1.25-mile-long automated people mover system.

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