Elderly man dies after car hits light pole in Sunny Isles Beach

SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - A driver in his 90s died after, authorities said, he struck a light pole along Collins Avenue, in Sunny Isles Beach, Thursday afternoon.

7Skyforce HD hovered above the scene of the crash along Collins Avenue and 193rd Street shortly after police shut down the roadway in both directions, between 192nd and 195th streets, at around 5 p.m.

The pole was seen on the ground. The top part of it was seen partially blocking a crosswalk. The victim’s car sustained serious damage to the front.

Officials said the victim somehow lost control of his gray, four-door sedan and slammed into the pole, taking it down.

Miami-Dade Police homicide units were called to the scene, suggesting the victim’s injuries were serious.

Paramedics rushed the victim to Aventura Hospital, where he later died.

Cameras captured police officers in nearby Golden Beach as they went from car to car to ensure drivers have business in the area or reside in the blocked off areas. Other motorists were ordered to turn around and head to Hallandale Beach Boulevard and drive west to U.S. 1 to get on the William Lehman Causeway, which remained open to traffic.

As of 10:30 p.m., Collins Avenue had reopened in both directions.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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