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Two firefighters were struck by an SUV while responding to a hit-and-run accident on northbound I-95, officials say, an incident which left multiple people injured and one dead.
Miami Fire Rescue received a call of a hit-and-run crash shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday. When crews arrived at the 62nd Street exit ramp, firefighters worked to rescue the driver of the Nissan SUV involved in the hit-and-run. As they were in the process, a Toyota SUV sideswiped the firetruck, hitting two firefighters and slamming into the rear of the vehicle.
Other firefighters on the scene rushed to the aid of their injured co-workers, officials say, and found five people inside the Toyota SUV with serious injuries. A total of eight patients were taken to the hospital. The two firefighters, along with three others, were transported to Ryder Trauma Center. Another patient was transported to Jackson Memorial ER and two others were taken to the University of Miami Hospital.
A man inside the Toyota SUV was pronounced dead on the scene.
Officials with Florida Highway Patrol say the firefighters are believed to be in stable condition.
This is a developing story and will be updated. Please check back for more updates.