MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Lamborghini was split in half during a fiery crash in North Miami Beach overnight.
New surveillance tape obtained by CBS4 news shows different aspects of the accident.
One tape from a restaurant across the street from the accident shows the Lamborghini moving quickly eastbound along 167th St. before there is a bright flash on the screen following an impact.
Another tape from a doctor’s office shows the seconds before the crash. You see a huge splash of water from a puddle near the scene and the car appears to be hydroplaning.
It happened on NE 167th Street at NE 3rd Court. The sports car was going at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control, hit a tree and then slammed into a parked Chrysler 2000.
A witness said he heard a large explosion moments after the crash.
“It was like a ‘boom’ and when I looked to my side I saw the car on fire in two pieces. I saw the guy get out of the car with fire on his arm and legs and he was screaming,” Pedro Huamchumo told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench. “The guy seems to be 24 to 25 years old and everyone was trying to help. It was very scary. I guess they are going to be OK.”
Two people who were in the sports car were taken to area hospitals. The more severely injured person was taken to the Ryder Trauma Center, the other was taken Aventura Hospital.
Police say the two people were both sedated and police had not been able to speak with them.
There was an unconfirmed report that a second vehicle was involved but police said so far there is no evidence of that.
Police said they are looking into whether the rainy weather and speed were factors in this accident and if the use of alcohol was a factor, which is standard policy after accidents under such conditions.
So far the two people in the accident have not been identified.
Anyone with information about this accident should call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477).