Miami-Dade, FL (January 1, 2021) - A crash between two vehicles in Miami-Dade left four people dead and three others injured on New Year's Day. The crash took place around 4:00 a.m. on West 79th Street at the intersection with Flagler Street.
According to an initial report from the Florida Highway Patrol, four adults were traveling on West 79th when their vehicle attempted to make a left turn onto Flagler Street. As the car was turning, it collided with a vehicle traveling eastbound and occupied by three teenagers. The four adults were pronounced dead at the scene while the three teenagers, all 16-years-old, were taken to Kendall Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The names and ages of the adults are not available at this time. The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue assisted at the crash scene.
Troopers are still investigating at this time and it is not clear whether drugs, alcohol, or speed played a role in the crash. No further information is available.
According to the Florida Division of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were just over 3,000 people killed in Florida car accidents in 2019. This number underscores the dangerousness of Florida's roadways. During this same time period, approximately 400,000 total accidents and 250,000 injuries were also reported. Each crash must be carefully investigated by authorities, however, many accidents result in death and serious injuries to victims. Unfortunately, due to the prevalence of negligent drivers on our roadways, thousands of innocent victims and their families will suffer through life-altering crashes every year.
We would like to offer our condolences to all affected by this tragic fatal accident in Miami-Dade.
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