MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami Gardens police say two people had to be transported to a local hospital following a head-on collision Monday morning in Miami Gardens.
It happened at around 9 a.m. in the 20900 block of NW 2nd Avenue, authorities said.
The driver of one of the vehicles was going northbound, lost control of his car, crossed the median, entered the southbound lanes and hit another car head-on, according to police.
The vehicles involved showed severe damage, with one sedan missing its roof and most of its front-end.
There were unconfirmed reports of one of the vehicles being involved in a drag race at the time of the crash. Police had no comment.
Victoria Jones feels very fortunate to have survived a very close call.
“A car lost control from the other side of the road. It came right over and impacted the car that was in front of me,” said Jones.
“I avoided it by swerving to the left,” she told CBS4’S Peter D’Oench. “Oh my Lord, I thought not today. I just kept swerving left because I wasn’t sure where I was going. The other car slammed into another car and they just kept spinning in the street. The guy got thrown out of the car and the other lady had to be cut out of the car. Thank God my mom and I are fine. It could have a been a lot worse let me tell you.”
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue had to use the “Jaws of Life” to extract one of the victims.
“It happened so quick that you don’t expect those things to be happening,” she said. “You never expect something like that to happen.”
Her mother said, “Those cars just kept spinning around. My prayers are with their families.”
Rescuers had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate one of the injured drivers.
“They had to cut the car apart in order to get her out of there.”
The second vehicle showed significant front-end damage.
There were at least two fire-rescue trucks and debris from the collision was strewn all over the roadway.
Lt. Islam Lugo of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said, “There were 3 cars involved in this collision and there was no complaint about what happened to one of the cars.”
It’s not clear where that 3rd vehicle is and if it stopped on the scene or took off. Police have not said if they are looking for a 3rd vehicle.
The condition of those injured is currently unknown.
Miami Gardens Police spokeswoman, Nelly Jones said, “Right now we can’t confirm exactly what happened. We are still in the early stages of this investigation.”
“I can tell you there was a car going northbound on Northwest 2nd Avenue and it lost control. The driver then crossed over the median and continued going northbound in southbound traffic. The driver in the black Impala collided with the 2nd vehicle.”
Witnesses are being asked to call Miami Gardens police if they should have any information on the crash. She said the number to call is (305) 474-6473.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-8477 or (305) 471-TIPS.