MIAMI (WSVN) - Police in Miami have arrested one person after two drivers in what witnesses described as a road rage incident hit each other’s vehicles, striking a third car that was caught in the middle, and it was all caught on camera.
Cellphone video of the smash-up captured two sedans and an SUV as they collided on 80th Street, just west of Biscayne Boulevard, Saturday afternoon.
The witness who recorded the footage said the people inside the SUV and a white sedan dueled while driving on Biscayne Boulevard, leading to the bumper car bedlam involving the other sedan.
Wild times near Biscayne & 80th St. A friend sent me this video which resulted in @MiamiPD arresting 1 & fire rescue being called. That woman in the video, who had her car smashed, was said to be an innocent driver caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. @wsvn #Exclusive pic.twitter.com/yitTgJsZas
— Sheldon Fox-7 News (@fox_sheldon) April 24, 2021
Witnesses said the woman behind the wheel of the third vehicle that was sandwiched between the other two was driving with an elderly passenger.
Fortunately, no injuries were reported.
The video shows the 22-year-old woman in the immediate aftermath of the crash, visibly upset. She spoke with 7News Saturday night.
“They were backing up, reversing, hitting each other, hitting the poles, hitting the fences,” she said. “It was crazy.”
When asked whether she thought this was a road rage incident, the woman, who asked not to be identified, replied, “Yes.”
The driver said she was trying to drive a friend to an appointment at the time of the crash.
“I didn’t have time put the car in drive or to put the car in reverse. It just happened so fast,” she said.
City of Miami Police units responded shortly after.
7News cameras showed police cruisers in the parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy located on Biscayne Boulevard and 79th Street.
Hours later, police confirmed they arrested one person in connection to the incident. They have not released the suspect’s name.
The driver caught in the middle said the crash could not have come at a worse time, since she works two jobs and is getting ready to make a costly move to a new home.
“Now I have to worry about getting this car fixed. It’s just so much at once right now,” she said.
The crash remains under investigation.
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