HIALEAH GARDENS (CBSMIAMI) — Florida Freeway Patrol is investigating a deadly accident the place a pickup truck crashed right into a pedestrian, a faculty bus, and three vehicles.
It occurred simply earlier than 4:30 Tuesday afternoon.
FHP says the motive force of the pickup was touring south on State Street 826 and acquired on the exit ramp to NW 103 Avenue.
That’s once they say the motive force hit and killed a pedestrian.
Then, the motive force saved going.
On the intersection of 103rd Avenue at NW 77 Avenue, troopers say the pickup hit a Hialeah Gardens Center College bus, an Audi sedan, a Ford sedan, and a Honda sedan.
Andra Pacheco says she acquired a name from her 19-year-old son, Alejandro Ruiz, who was airlifted to the Ryder Trauma Middle.
“Mother, I’ve simply been in an accident. I’m in a helicopter,” she stated.
He was driving the Audi. Pacheco stated his face was fractured however was glad it was not even worse.
“Actually, the angels helped us,” she stated.
“I used to be sitting within the automotive and the primary impression, you recognize, occurs, and we hear it. We each hear it. It’s sort of like thunder is what it appeared like,” stated Alexis Rodriguez.
He was within the passenger seat of the Honda at a pink gentle.
“We sort of, like, froze up. We didn’t know what to do. Then it simply hits us,” he stated
He stated aside from some scrapes and bruises, he and his dad, who was driving, are okay.
“We acquired actually fortunate,” Rodriguez stated. “Thank God.”
The driving force of the Ford additionally needed to be airlifted together with a child. Helicopter footage exhibits the lady being loaded on a stretcher with the newborn on her chest.
FHP says these on the bus reported solely minor accidents.
A person was seen in handcuffs after which behind an ambulance showing to get his blood drawn.
About two hours later, that very same man was with a FHP trooper wanting on the pickup truck. This time, he was not in handcuffs.
The roads opened again up round 9 p.m. as soon as all of the automobiles concerned have been towed away.
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Troopers haven’t stated if they’ve made any arrests. Investigators additionally haven’t launched the id of the pedestrian killed.