2 hospitalized after truck crashes into palm tree in SW Miami-Dade

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Rescue crews rushed two people to the hospital in critical condition after, officials said, a pickup truck crashed into a palm tree in Southwest Miami-Dade, Saturday morning.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the scene, near Southwest 40th Street and 125th Avenue.

Courtesy: Miami-Dade Fire Rescue
Courtesy: Miami-Dade Fire Rescue

Witness Jose Gomez said both passengers inside the vehicle were trapped. “Basically, we all ran over there trying to see if we could save the guy or at least try to help him out, but the car was in such bad shape that basically we couldn’t do anything,” he said.

Crews were able to safely extricate the two passengers.

Paramedics treated the victims at the scene and transported them to a local trauma center in critical condition.

MDFR officials advised that people wear seat belts and use caution when driven during light rain conditions, since the roads become very slippery.

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