Fire Rescue Responds to Miami Crash Involving 7 Vehicles

The crash happened on the 4200 block of West Flagler Street.

By Alexandra Leon and Claudia DoCampo
|  Thursday, May 16, 2013  |  Updated 1:26 AM EDT
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Three people were injured and one man lost part of a leg after a crash involving a bus bench in Miami. The six-car pileup spilled onto the sidewalk and hit three people sitting on a bench in front of a Shell gas station. NBC 6's Claudia DoCampo reports.

Three people were injured and one man lost part of a leg after a crash involving a bus bench in Miami. The six-car pileup spilled onto the sidewalk and hit three people sitting on a bench in front of a Shell gas station. NBC 6's Claudia DoCampo reports.

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Three people were injured and one man lost part of a leg after a crash involving a bus bench in Miami.

Miami Fire-Rescue responded to the crash Wednesday morning by a Shell gas station on the 4200 block of West Flagler Street in Miami.

The seven-vehicle pileup spilled onto the sidewalk, with one vehicle hitting a bus bench where three people had been sitting.

Those three people, two men and one woman, were transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center and are listed in critical condition, said Miami Fire-Rescue spokesman Iggy Carroll.

Carroll confirmed one of the men did lose part of his leg. The son of that man, 68-year-old Transito Lopez, said in Spanish that his father is in critical condition.

Miami Police identified the other two pedestrians as Francisco Sanchez, 61, and Nancy Sanchez, 56.

Police said another two people, drivers involved in the crash, were taken to Doctors Hospital. Police identified one of them as Alfredo Menendez, 57, and said he was driving a 2009 Miami-Dade Transit pickup truck. The other driver transported to Doctors Hospital was James Bowers, 32, who was behind the wheel of a 2011 Volkswagen.

All of the victims remained hospitalized Wednesday night, police said.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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