One person was killed and another injured when a Smart Car and a truck collided at Biscayne Boulevard and Northeast 15th Street. The accident took place at 5 a.m. on Wednesday.
According to Miami Police, the Smart Car, which was rented from Car 2 Go, caused the accident by running a red light and t-boning the Chevy Silverado truck.
According to CBS Miami, the driver of the Smart Car was rushed to the hospital and is in critical condition. The driver of the truck was treated at Jackson Memorial Hospital and was released. He suffered a spinal injury and a concussion. The Smart Car passenger died on the scene.
The brother of the deceased expressed his remorse: “I love you, wake me up from this dream…She was a beautiful, beautiful soul. She was a free spirit; she just made everyone around her laugh.”
According to police, alcohol may have been involved in the accident.
“They were just having a good time for the night, and unfortunately, people don’t think things fully through, and these are the consequences, but we’re not upset at the driver,” said the brother of the deceased. “You can’t really point fingers in a situation like this.”
The intersection was closed for several hours for investigation. According to a Car 2 Go spokesperson, the Smart Car features a GPS device that reveals where the vehicle was before the accident.
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