Horrible Looking Apparatus Crash in Miami, Florida

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Miami Harold

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Below is Breaking news from the Miami Herald.  A horrible looking apparatus crash in Miami between what appears to be an Engine Company and a Ambulance.  We are not sure on extent of injuries at this time.  We will keep you updated with further information. Video by: MAKINTHEHIT

 

Miami Herald“The fire truck, with four firefighters inside, was rushing to a blaze. The paramedic truck, with three firefighters inside, was heading to the hospital with two young children and their grandmother.

The two red emergency vehicles, lights flashing and sirens blaring, crossed paths near Miami’s hospital district. 

Neither stopped for the other, and the resulting collision at Northwest 12th Avenue and 14th Street, injured 12 people, flipped the fire truck and sent mangled metal and glass shards gushing into the intersection.

Among the injured: seven Miami firefighters, and the three passengers in the paramedic truck, and two people in a car clipped by the spinning wreckage. 

“It was complete chaos in the beginning,” said Melissa Perry, who was in a trolley and saw the fire truck pass and then heard a loud bang. “There were a lot of police and rescue trucks coming to help.” 

Other firefighters rushed to the scene to tend to their own, along with the civilians. People came from nearby Jackson Memorial Hospital and the University of Miami Hospital and other buildings to see what was going on.

“Oh, my God. It was the loudest thing I have ever heard,’’ said Sally Matson on Coral Gables, who witnessed the crash. “I thought it was a machine with grinding parts. I never heard a crash like that before.’’”Continue Reading Here

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