MIAMI (WSVN) - A violent crash spanning across all five southbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Miami shut down the highway for hours and sent three people to the hospital.
City of Miami Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the multi-vehicle wreck at around 6:20 a.m. on Sunday.
First responders arrived to find three vehicles, including an 18-wheeler, that were involved in the crash.
“It looks like we’ve got some injured people here on the right side,” said a first responder in radio transmissions.
Investigators said the crash happened southbound near Northwest 62nd Street.
“It looks like we have a possible trapped victim by the tractor-trailer. We’re getting to that now,” said a first responder in radio transmissions. “We also have what appears to be a possible trauma alert on the right-hand side.”
Good Samaritan Tony Navarro, an off-duty paramedic, said he stopped to help the victims while he was on his way to work.
“I noticed the jackknifed tractor-trailer when I looked to the right, I could see this vehicle, and I saw that no fire rescue or police personnel were on scene,” said Navarro, “so I immediately rendered assistance as the first responder until fire rescue arrived.”
“We have … someone on scene that has [emergency medical services] training. He’s trying to stabilize [a patient],” said a first responder in radio transmissions.
Two patients, one male and one female, were transported in serious condition to Ryder Trauma Center. Another female patient was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in stable condition.
The extent of the victims’ injuries is unclear, but all three of them are expected to pull through.
Florida Highway Patrol is leading the investigation into the crash.
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