Woman killed after being ejected from car near Hialeah canal; man hospitalized

HIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) - A driver was killed after she crashed into a car near a canal in Hialeah, causing her to be ejected, officials said.

Hialeah Police and Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the crash in the area of West Fourth Avenue and 37th Terrace just after 7 p.m., Friday.

Officials said the impact sent the other vehicle involved into the water.

A father and son at the scene said they pulled the driver who ended up in the canal out of the water.

One of the good Samaritans, Alec Rodriguez, said he spotted the driver as he swam away from the vehicle.

“My dad went to go grab him, and I grabbed my dad’s arm, and we pulled him out together,” he said. “After pulling him out really quick, I went to go run to check on the other person, and she wasn’t moving.”

Paramedics have transported the surviving victim to Hialeah Hospital as a precaution.

7News cameras captured the deceased victim’s Smart car cordoned off by yellow tape and surrounded by debris.

It remains unclear how the cars collided, but witnesses believe it may have been a head-on collision.

Rodriguez said several crashes have occurred at the intersection where Friday’s collision took place.

“This has happened, literally, 10 times that I’ve seen since I was a little kid, and something really needs to be done,” he said.

Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this developing story.

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