One person was killed and several others were hospitalized after a driver accelerated into the outdoor dining area of a Miami Beach restaurant Thursday night, police said.
Paramedics and police officers responded just after 6 p.m. to Call Me Gaby, an Italian restaurant located at 22 Washington Avenue.
A woman in a Bentley was attempting to parallel park outside of the restaurant but instead accelerated into the sidewalk cafe area, striking several tables, according to Miami Beach Police.
Seven people were transported to the hospital, where one of them died, police said. One of the victims was a 3-year-old with minor cuts and bruises. Officials did not identify the victims.
"The driver who caused this accident remained on the scene and is cooperating with investigators," Miami Beach Police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez said. "Right now all indications lead us to believe that this was a horrific accident however more investigation is required."
Video from Only on Dade showed the large presence of first responders in the area of South Pointe Drive and 1st Street along Washington Avenue.
Miami Beach Police tweeted for the public to avoid the area, which was closed due to the investigation.
"We have our accident investigations unit recreating the scene,
they're using technology which is 3D forensic imaging to truly recreate the scene and assess exactly what transpired in the moments leading up to this crash," Rodriguez said.
Further information was not available. Check back with NBC 6 for updates.
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