2 injured in wrong-way wreck along the Palmetto Expressway

NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are investigating an overnight wrong-way wreck in Northwest Miami-Dade that sent two people to the hospital.

A 7News viewer captured the driver of a white SUV going the wrong way along the Palmetto Expressway at around 2:30 a.m. In the video, the viewer could be heard gasping and honking her horn while watching in horror.

Moments after the video was taken, the driver collided with a Mercedes near Northwest 67th Avenue.

Shyneka Gordon, who witnessed the crash, said, “I feel like she heard our horn. She looked at us. It just seemed like she was in her own little world, and she just wouldn’t stop.”

Both vehicles involved suffered extensive front-end damage.

“The whole entire time that she was riding, I kept thinking to myself, ‘Somebody is going to lose their life tonight,'” Gordon said. “It’s just waiting for death, so I think that was the most scariest ever in my life.”

The woman traveling the wrong way was seen being removed from her vehicle and placed into an ambulance.

Florida Highway Patrol said the driver of the SUV was not injured, and was not transported to the hospital.

Rescue crews were also seen treating a woman in the driver’s seat of the Mercedes. She was placed in a neck-brace on and transported to Aventura Hospital along with her passenger in unknown condition.

“Hearing that they both survived, it’s amazing. It’s truly a blessing,” Gordon said.

Police have not yet released the names of the people involved, and it is not known why the driver of the SUV was traveling in the wrong direction.

Traffic was briefly shut down Monday. However, it has since re-opened.

As of Monday night, no charges have been filed, police said.

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