Car Crashes Into Bus Bench, Six People Injured | NBC 6 South Florida

Car Crashes Into Bus Bench, Six People Injured

Five of the people were in critical condition and one had minor injuries.



    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012)

    Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said six people were injured after a car hit a bus bench where people were waiting for the bus.

    Four of the people were in critical condition, one was serious and another had minor injuries. All six were taken to the hospital, with rescuers airlifting two of them, after the crash at NW 199 Street and NW 2nd Avenue.

    Witnesses said they jumped into action to try and save victims struck by a white Nissan. Austin Hines and his brother Conrad joined others to push the Nissan on its side to save a man trapped underneath.

    "We all got on one side and we just counted to three and lifted this whole car off this guy, and two other people ran up and dragged him out,” Austin Hines said.

    Speed was a factor in the crash, police said.

    "According to our witnesses he was traveling at a high rate of speed, and he tried to avoid the black car. And bounced off the black car and ended up on its side,” Miami Gardens Police Det. Michael Wright said.

    Police questioned the driver of the Nissan in the back of a patrol car.

    The driver of the black car, who did not give her name, said three of her kids were in it when the vehicle was struck by the Nissan.

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