5 Injured in Southwest Miami-Dade Crash

Five people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in southwest Miami-Dade Thursday afternoon.

The crash was reported just before 1 p.m. in the area of Southwest 43rd Street and 87th Avenue.

According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, the driver of the BMW involved had to be extricated and was transported to the hospital as a trauma alert. Two other people in that vehicle, one adult and a 4-year-old, were also transported to local hospitals.

The driver and passenger in the second vehicle, both teens, were also transported in stable condition. The Florida Highway Patrol said the 16-year-old driver only had a learner's permit and faces multiple charges for the crash, including running a stop sign.

"The parents need to be aware that if their children are operating those vehicles with a learner's permit, they must have an adult and at the end of the day, the parents are responsible for their children," said Capt. Joe Sanchez with FHP.

MDFR said the collision sent both vehicles off the roadway and into the yard of a nearby home. There was no structural damage to the home.

"Normally when you hear a crash, you hear the glass, but it sounded like a bomb," said Eudaldo Cuello, who heard the crash.

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