Miami, FL Accidents

Arsonist sets preschool playground on fire in Homestead

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The students at a preschool in Homestead were in tears on Monday when they learned their playground had been destroyed. Surveillance video shows an arsonist with long hair, who was wearing a ski mask, set the playground, at 1405 NE 8th St., on fire early Monday morning.
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Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Finds Diver Who Went Missing Off Key Biscayne

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Finds Diver Who Went Missing Off Key Biscayne. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews found a diver who had gone missing off Key Biscayne Monday morning. Crews responded to an area about three miles off Key Biscayne, where two fire rescue divers went into the water to search for the missing diver.
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Man dies in crash after crossing Interstate 75 on foot

A Miami man was killed on impact early Saturday morning crossing Interstate 75 on foot. He was hit by a pickup truck and run over by an unknown vehicle. The incident occurred around 3:22 a.m. near mile marker 394, the Florida Highway Patrol news release read. FHP spokesperson Patrick Riordan said the marker is approximately six miles from the High Springs exit, and it’s unclear as to why the victim was crossing the interstate or what mental or physical state the victim was in.
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Florida dancer falls from stripper’s pole

The show must go on, apparently. Deputies and paramedics responded to a 911 call Saturday after the caller said a dancer at a South Florida adult entertainment club fell 20 feet from a stripper’s pole, the Miami Herald reported. However, the owner of Scarlett’s Cabaret Miami in the village of...

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue saves missing diver off Key Biscayne

KEY BISCAYNE, FLA. (WSVN) - Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews have saved a missing diver who was found off of Key Biscayne. MDFR crews could be seen assisting the diver near Neptune Preserve Reef, which is about three miles off of Key Biscayne, Monday. The man told authorities he was diving...
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One Dead After Hit-and-Run Involving Scooter

A man who was riding a scooter was left to die after a hit-and-run incident in Florida City early Sunday morning, police say. A dark-colored pickup truck was traveling northbound on Krome Avenue and struck a scooter, crossing southwest 14th Street. The subject vehicle fled the scene without stopping to...
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Man Hospitalized After Being Saved From Morning Car Crash in Pinecrest

A man was rushed to the Jackson South Medical Center in critical condition after being saved by police from an early morning car crash Saturday in Pinecrest. Crews rushed to the scene near South Dixie Highway in the northbound lanes near 128th Street, where the car crashed into a sign near the municipal center around 3:40 a.m, according to police.
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Crash Sends Vehicle Straight Into Hollywood Salon, Killing 20-Year-Old

A 20-year-old woman was killed Friday after the car she was in was t-boned and ended up crashing into a Hollywood beauty salon. Britany Hemmings was a passenger in the vehicle her best friend was driving. Hemmings' father said his daughter was singing along to a song on the radio when the crash happened at around midnight.

Driver transported after crash outside Pinecrest government building

PINECREST, FLA. (WSVN) - Paramedics have taken a driver to the hospital after a violent crash in Pinecrest. Accordding to investigators, the driver slammed into the sign of the Pinecrest Municipal Center in the area of U.S. 1 and Southwest 124th Street, at around 4 a.m. on Saturday. After being...

‘Crash Could Have Been Prevented,’ Devastated Dad Talks About Daughter’s Death After Driver Runs Red Light

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A family is picking up the pieces after a fatal crash at 56th and Pembroke Road. Brittania Hemmings was killed when the car she was in was hit in the intersection, slamming the car into a barbershop. “I lost my daughter, that’s my second daughter. She just turned 20,” said her father Gregory Hemmings. He and the family are devastated. According to investigators, the crash happened after a car driven by this man, Connor Tyson, ran a red light at Washington and 56th, then attempted the run the light just down the street at Pembroke...

NTSB to investigate Tesla crash in Florida that left 2 dead

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Federal officials said Friday they will investigate a fiery Tesla crash that left two people dead in South Florida. Three investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board are traveling next week to Coral Gables, where a Tesla Model 3 left the roadway and collided with a tree Monday, the agency announced on Twitter.

NTSB to investigate fiery Tesla crash in Coral Gables that killed 2

CORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) - Federal authorities will investigate a fiery crash involving a Tesla in Coral Gables that left a man and a woman dead. 7News cameras captured a makeshift memorial, filled with balloons, candles and flowers, near the intersection of Alhambra Circle and Coral Way, Saturday. According to...
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Remembering the victims of the Surfside tower collapse

They ranged in age from 1 to 92, spoke a cacophony of languages and hailed from everywhere. They were émigrés fleeing repressive regimes, retirees seeking repose and newlyweds embarking on new lives. They had found their place in the sun, Surfside’s Champlain Towers South. And then, the unthinkable. Here are the 98 people lost in the collapse on June 24, 2021.