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This car was traveling at a high speed when it hit another car, flipped over a concrete barrier, and landed under an I-95 overpass, witnesses said.
A speeding car hit another car, flipped over a concrete barrier, and landed under an I-95 overpass near NW 79th Street overnight, witnesses said.
A Pontiac Sunfire was stopped at a stoplight on 79th Street after midnight when it was slammed from behind by a Nissan Maxima and pushed forward 50 feet, Miami Fire Rescue spokesman Lt. Ignatius Carroll said.
The Maxima slammed into a wall and went airborne, hitting a wall under the highway and landing on a sidewalk before it burst into flames, Carroll said.
After the crash near the intersection of 79th Street and NW 6th Court, bystanders rushed over from a gas station to pull the Maxima’s driver out of the burning car, Carroll said.
The driver, believed to be in his mid-20s to early 30s, was taken to Ryder Trauma Center in critical condition, according to Carroll.
No one was in the car when it went aflame, he added.
The two men in the Pontiac were not hurt and being interviewed by Miami traffic homicide detectives, and police will examine the speed of the Maxima and if alcohol contributed to the crash, Carroll said.