Miami-Dade Truck Accident Wreaks Havoc

February 17, 2012, by

New information in an early-morning tractor-trailer accident that shut down several blocks near the intersection of Coral Way and S.W. 84ht Avenue in Miami finds some of the teens involved may have been racing, according to police. Witnesses say two cars were traveling westbound on Coral Way when the Honda Accord collided with the tractor trailer as the truck was making a left turn. Four people, all between 18 and 20 years old, were taken to Kendall Regional Hospital's trauma center and Baptist Hospital respectively. One teen had to be taken out of the car with the Jaws of Life, and is in critical condition. The driver of the truck walked away unscratched.

Police are still investigating the cause of the crash, but say there is more than 150 feet of skid marks, so at a minimum, these individuals were traveling at 108 feet per second, possibly racing.

Miami-Dade police identified the four other people with injuries after the crash as Ana Posada, 18, who is in critical condition, Jovanni Oliva, 20, Anthony Emmanuel Del Rio, 18, and Moises Arnold Alvarez, 18.

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