NORTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) - One adult and two children have been rushed to the hospital after a crash in North Miami.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the scene near Northeast 145th Street and 10th Avenue, Wednesday just after 2:30 p.m.
Surveillance footage showed an officer with what appears to be a gun drawn after witnesses said a black car caused the wreck that injured three people, including two young girls.
“Just like a big boom, we heard,” said a witness.
A woman, who didn’t want to show her face, rushed out of her home on Northeast 145th Street after the collision at 10th Avenue.
“The mom was yelling, crying, ‘Where are my kids?’ She doesn’t know,” she said.
Witnesses said the driver of the black car took off after Miami-Dade Police said they tried stopping it to conduct an investigation.
“The police officer turned the corner right behind him, put on his lights. That’s when the BMW took off. I turned behind him as well and I say, ‘Oh! That’s a chase!’” said another witness.
That’s when, witnesses said, the black car skipped a stop sign, slamming into a blue car and sent it smashing into a woman’s front yard.
“We get out. We see one kid on the floor, another one on the side, and I say, ‘Oh, my God,’” she said.
The black car ended up next door.
7SkyForce flew overhead with a look at the damage.
One man rushed to help the injured children and described it.
“The young girl, when I pick her up from the floor they told me, ‘Don’t keep her.’ I put her on the sidewalk,” he said.
He said a woman tried to take off, but police were on them in seconds.
“The girl was running, but after that come back when the police come,” he said.
Investigators spent hours combing through the contents of the black car, photographing everything they found and eventually towed it away.
Those children were rushed to the hospital along with the woman who was with them.
“Those poor kids. I hope they are going to be OK,” the witness said.
The girls were airlifted to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, and the woman who was with them was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center. All the victims are in stable condition.
Police detained a man and a woman that drove the black car for questioning.
The roads reopened at around 8 p.m.
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