NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are investigating an overnight fiery crash in Northwest Miami-Dade that sent two people to the hospital.
Miami-Dade Police and Fire Rescue responded to the scene along Northwest 52nd Avenue and 175th Street, at around 2 a.m., Thursday.
According to witnesses, the driver of the vehicle lost control, causing him to crash into a tree and then a fence outside of a church.
People nearby heard the crash and ran over to help. They reportedly found a man and a woman trapped inside the car and helped them get out before the vehicle caught fire.
One of those good Samaritans who helped out described what happened. “I was in my room. I heard a crash. I came and pulled the dude out of the car, the driver, and the female was in the car still,” said Iman. “The car was going on fire, and me and my neighbor, we pulled her out of the car … before the police came, and it was just crazy.”
The two victims were airlifted to Jackson Memorial’s Ryder Trauma Center in unknown condition. Meanwhile those two Samaritans returned home knowing they helped save two lives.
“It feels good,” said Iman. “It just feels very scary at the same time.”
At this point, it is not clear what caused that driver to lose control or if speed was a factor.
Neighbors said the driver was a 20-year-old man and the passenger, a 17-year-old girl. They remain hospitalized, Thursday afternoon.
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