A morning crash that led to a massive car fire caused a traffic nightmare on a major Miami-Dade roadway.
Chopper 6 was over the scene along the Palmetto Expressway near Northwest 154th Street, where four vehicles could be seen with damage from the crash.
Florida Highway Patrol investigators say a Ford sedan was traveling in the northbound lanes when it lost control and collided with the median wall, sending it over the wall and colliding with the three other cars involved that were traveling in the southbound lanes.
One of the vehicles was engulfed in flames, causing all southbound lanes and two northbound lanes to be closed.
Several people inside the vehicles suffered non-life threatening injuries and were airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center.
Drivers were advised to avoid the area with delays stretching for miles in both directions. Both directions reopened shortly after 8:30 a.m.