Miami Beach Police arrested a 34-year-old Texas man for a Thursday afternoon accident that jammed traffic on the MacArthur Causeway for hours.
Police arrested Isaiah Obryant, 34, saying he was driving twice the speed limit for the area of the causeway where the wreck happened. Police said Obryant switched lanes repeatedly to avoid slower traffic until he allegedly hit the rear of a Mazda Millenia sedan that was stopped at a light near Star Island.
The crash shut down all eastbound lanes on the MacArthur Causeway as police investigated the accident. The force of the impact pushed the sedan forward and to the right with the car ending up sideswiping a silver BMW.
Police said Obryant’s actions caused serious bodily injuries to both people in the white sedan. A total of four people were taken to the hospital, with two of the people going to Ryder Trauma Center. Both people taken to Ryder were listed in critical condition.
Police said Obryant faces charges of reckless driving with serious bodily injury and driving without a license and has multiple suspensions on his Texas ID.