Teens Hospitalized After Morning Crash Closes Section of US 1 in Coral Gables

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  • Police have not released any information on the case, but chopper footage showed a red vehicle heavily damaged in the south bound lanes.

An early morning crash involving a possible stolen vehicle sent three teens to the hospital and shut down a major roadway in Miami-Dade County during the morning rush hour Monday.

Chopper 6 was over the scene at U.S. 1 in Coral Gables, where the roadway was shut down in both directions between Granada Boulevard and Riviera Drive.

Miami-Dade Police say that an officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop of the car traveling northbound when the vehicle sped away, lost control on the wet road and ended up on the opposite side of the road.

The 16-year-old driver and a 15-year-old sitting in the backseat were ejected from the vehicle while the 16-year-old front seat passenger who was wearing a seatbelt was not. All three were taken to Ryder Trauma Center, with officials saying the 15-year-old is fighting for his life.

Police say they want to question the teens as the car involved matches the description of one stolen from a neighborhood in the area near Dadeland Mall around 4:30 a.m. A firearm was also recovered at the scene.

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