Garbage truck drives off highway overpass

Posted at 5:44 PM, Feb 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-15 23:32:43-05

The driver of a garbage truck is in serious condition after driving off an exit ramp on Interstate 95 in Miami-Dade on Monday and tumbling more than 100 feet to a parking lot below.

The incident happened in the southbound lanes near Southwest 7th Street, Miami Fire Rescue officials said.

Officials said the solid waste truck came off the ramp and fell more than 100 feet to a parking lot next to Jose Marti Park.

The driver was ejected from the vehicle and taken to a nearby hospital in serious condition.

The crash damaged two other vehicles and caused some structure damage to the park, officials said. The cause of the crash was unknown.


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