Miami-Dade County

Driver Rescued From Burning Car After Fiery Wreck on Venetian Causeway

All victims who were inside the car where rescued and transported to an area hospital, but investigators have not said how many people were inside or their conditions at this time

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Police are investigating an early morning fiery car crash that had closed a major roadway in Miami-Dade County Friday.

Chopper footage was over the scene on the Venetian Causeway, which had been closed in both directions after the one-vehicle crash where the Mercedes caught fire near Dade Boulevard and crashed through the fence of a nearby home.

Miami Beach Police were first on the scene around 3:30 a.m. after a sergeant and another officer were flagged down by a passerby several blocks away. The duo were able to break a window and spray down the male driver with a garden hose as he was trapped inside.

Video Courtesy: Robert Spivak

Miami Police officers arrived with fire extinguishers and the driver was able to be taken out of the vehicle and transported to an area hospital, where he is listed in critical condition. Two other people inside the car were treated at the scene.

The westbound lanes reopened just before 7 a.m. while the eastbound lanes partially reopened an hour later, but drivers are advised to seek alternate routes as the investigation continues.

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