This one is one for the records, on the WSVN 7 morning news last Wednesday there was a report of a concrete dump truck colliding into several parked police vehicles and a palm tree just outside the American Airlines Arena where there was a Heat Game about to start.
No one was injured after the driver of a dump truck lost control of his vehicle and crashed into several police vehicles, then hit a palm tree. The crash happened just a few feet away from the American Airlines Arena, just as hundreds of Miami Heat fans were walking into the arena for Tuesday night's game.
According to police, the dump truck was carrying wet concrete and was coming down the bridge from the Port Miami when the vehicle's brakes failed. The driver then opted to run into police cars and a palm tree to avoid hurting any pedestrians who were walking over to the Heat game. "It could have been a very disastrous situation," said Miami Dade Police Sgt. Freddie Cruz. "Like I said, the game was actually letting in at the moment. We had hundreds of pedestrians going in. The driver is considered a hero."
The driver was brought to tears from the nearly catastrophic crash. "Thank the Lord there was no injuries to report, no occupants in any of the vehicles, and the driver of the dump truck is safe," said Cruz. No one was injured.
The Department of Transportation is investigating the accident and are looking into whether the truck was overloaded.
Luckily for this driver of the truck there were no injuries except for the damages to the parked vehicles but had the driver not been able to control the truck the outcome of this situation would have been worst. As stated in the report above Heat fans were on their way to the game.
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