A driver whose SUV slammed into a west Miami-Dade home and a man seated inside who was hit by the vehicle are both in stable condition Tuesday night, police said. Witness Rosie Garcia and the driver's nephew, Enrique Ortiz, comment on the crash.
A driver whose SUV slammed into a west Miami-Dade home and a man seated inside who was hit by the vehicle are both in stable condition Tuesday night, police said.
The driver of the silver Rodeo SUV lost control before he crashed into the home at 325 NW 84th Court, Miami-Dade Police spokesman Detective Roy Rutland said.
"It was like an explosion. It sounded like a bomb," neighbor Rosie Garcia said.
Both the driver and the man who was injured inside the residence were taken to Kendall Regional Hospital, Rutland said. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue firefighters treated three people on the scene after the crash, aerial footage showed.
After the crash, everyone rushed out of their homes, Garcia said.
"His wife was there hysterical, hysterical," she said of the man injured in the living room. "I mean, just imagine an SUV coming into my house and everything is just destroyed all of a sudden like if it was some kind of a hurricane or something."
The silver vehicle appeared to crash through a fence before it hit the home. The vehicle's front end was crumpled.
Authorities shut down traffic in front of the home.
Rutland said officers are trying to determine if the driver was impaired at the time. That will likely take days or weeks, he said.
The driver's nephew, Enrique Ortiz, said his uncle is a diabetic and may have blacked out.