Armed Carjackers Hospitalized After Violent Crash in Stolen SUV

Police are investigating after an armed carjacking led to a violent crash Saturday morning.

Miami-Dade Police said two armed carjackers approached a man pumping gasoline at the Westar gas station, located at 21627 South Dixie Highway in Goulds, around 4:45 a.m. The victim's wife and 15-year-old daughter were inside the vehicle, a 2004 Lincoln Navigator.

Police said an altercation ensued, and one of the subjects stabbed the victim. The man's wife and daughter got out of the SUV, and the carjackers took off in the vehicle.

Officers issued a "Be on the Lookout" (or BOLO) alert, and located the SUV in the area of SW 250th Street and 127th Avenue. The carjackers then side-swiped a marked police cruiser and fled at a high rate of speed.

The subjects lost control of the vehicle in the area of SW 232nd Street and U.S. 1, striking a pole in the bus way.

Both subjects had to be air rescued to Kendall Regional Hospital's Trauma Center. They are both listed in critical condition.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue transported the victim to a local hospital, where he was later discharged. The officer was not injured.

The case is still under investigation.

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