WEST MIAMI DADE (CBS4) – Two men were hospitalized early Friday morning after their sports car burst into flames after hitting a concrete barrier on 836 in West Miami-Dade.
The fiery crash caused commuter chaos as all eastbound and westbound lanes of 836 were shutdown near NW 87th Avenue for hours during the morning rush.
The collision, which was reported at 4:10 a.m., happened on the eastbound lanes of the Dolphin near NW 87th Avenue.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a Lamborghini was going at a high rate of speed when the driver apparently lost control, rolled over and caught fire.
“I was directly behind him,” said a Good Samaritan who didn’t want to be identified. “It hit the wall and blew up instantly.”
The woman immediately stopped her car and pulled two men out of the burning car.
“Its natural, you see someone burning up, you see people alive hanging out. She said the car was speeding up the eastbound ramp of Milam Dairy Road when the car went airborne, flipped over and hit a barricade before it burst into flames.
“It’s not like I went there to see if they were alive. They were screaming out of the car,” she explained.
She wasn’t the only one to help.
Jonathan David also stopped and helped pull the men from the burning car.
“I put my life on the line. I did what I had to do. I got burned up myself,” said David.
David’s left hand sustained some minor burns.
Both men were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital where one is listed in critical condition and the other is in stable.
However, a close friend of theirs told CBS4’s Kara Kostanich at the hospital that one suffered serious burns and the other is brain dead.
Their names have not been released.
David said he has spoken to one of the men in the crash.
“When I pulled the last individual out; the car finally blew up,” David said. “I just spoke to him now and he told me thank you for saving his life.”
It’s not clear if alcohol was a factor in this accident. The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.