One Person Injured as Car Slams Into NE Miami-Dade Building

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews were on the scene of a serious accident where a car slammed into a building in northeast Miami-Dade Thursday.

One woman was hurt. She was was inside a market when the driver of a red Toyota slammed into the business, then ended up across the street and through the concrete wall in front of an apartment complex. The victim, who is an employee at the market, was visibly in pain before being taken by ambulance to the Aventura Hospital. The manager of the store said she's expected to be okay.

The crash occurred near 15005 Northeast Sixth avenue just before 11 a.m.

"It was like an explosion," said Bobby Nelson, who said he heard the crash before he saw it. He was inside a barber shop a few doors down. "I was in the barber shop... I went outside and people started screaming."

Miami-Dade police blocked off the area this afternoon after the female driver slammed into the storefront then at some point the vehicle went into reverse. It traveled across 6th Avenue and landed right in front of Thelia Brooks' apartment.

"I can't describe or explain how it happened like that," Brooks said.

How the car ended up where it did from across the street is puzzling to her, but she's grateful it didn't travel a little farther and through the glass sliding door where she says her stepmother usually sits.

"Ooh my, I thought she was lucky that didn't go inside," she said.

As for the driver of the vehicle she was okay. She walked away without any injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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