3 Drivers Hospitalized After Dump Trucks Crash on U.S. 1

Nasty crash send three to hospital, closes road near Miami-Dade-Monroe border

Monday, Jan 7, 2013  |  Updated 10:02 AM EDT
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Three drivers were hospitalized and a stretch of U.S. 1 was closed after two dump trucks and a tractor trailer were involved in a nasty crash near the Miami-Dade-Monroe County border Monday morning, authorities said.

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Three drivers were hospitalized and a stretch of U.S. 1 was closed after two dump trucks and a tractor trailer were involved in a nasty crash near the Miami-Dade-Monroe County border Monday morning, authorities said.

The incident happened around 4 a.m. near mile marker 120 when the driver of one of the dump trucks applied his brakes when he spotted a pedestrian walking in the shoulder, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

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The dump truck, which was loaded with gravel and traveling southbound, overturned before it was struck by the second dump truck which was also loaded with gravel and also overturned, authorities said.

The driver of the tractor trailer was also unable to stop and struck the second dump truck, according to the FHP.

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All three truck drivers were taken to Homestead Hospital, where their conditions were unknown. The pedestrian wasn't injured.

The clean up was expected to take several hours and traffic was being diverted, officials said.

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