Southwest Miami-Dade, FL (February 1, 2019) - A crash between a train and a car took place in Southwest Miami-Dade around 4:15 pm on Friday, February 1st.
The Miami-Dade Police Department along with Fire Rescue Units were called out to the 7000 block of Southwest 13th Terrace in reference to the incident. There were three people inside the car when it was struck by the freight train. Two of the occupants walked away from the crash uninjured. The driver of the car, however, suffered injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The extent of the driver's injuries is not known and there is no update on his condition.
Police have not released any additional information regarding the collision.
Although not as common as car accidents, a number of train accidents cause injuries in our state each year. Train accidents involve both vehicles and pedestrians. Anyone approaching a railroad crossing must remember to use care and caution before proceeding through the crossing. Drivers should always look both ways and be attentive to sounds around them so that they can hear and see a train coming towards them. This could be the difference between making it across safely or possibly suffering serious or fatal injuries.
Our thoughts are with the victims of this Southwest Miami-Dade train crash.
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