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Owner of Little Havana engineering firm shares video of fiery head-on crash involving van reported stolen – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

MIAMI (WSVN) – Surveillance video supplied by the proprietor of an engineering firm in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood captured the second a police pursuit involving a van that, investigators stated, was reported stolen got here to a smashing cease.

Speaking with 7News on Friday, Dr. Youssef Hachem, the proprietor of HCE, stated he and his co-workers have been rocked by a collection of loud noises, Thursday morning.

“We heard a bang, and then a bigger bang,” he stated.

Hachem stated the van had struck an Uber automotive alongside Northwest twenty seventh Avenue, simply exterior his structural engineering firm.

“The van hit it head on shot, and then it ricocheted into the building,” he stated.

Hachem stated the crash occurred simply ft away from his assistant.

“She saw the van coming, and she froze,” he stated.

Miami-Dade Police stated their officers tailed the van after studying it was reported stolen.

Investigators stated the lady behind the wheel of the van in the end zoomed off and headed south within the northbound lanes of Northwest twenty seventh Avenue.

Moments later, detectives stated, the van slammed into the sedan at Northwest Third Street.

“The firefighters pulled out the driver from the van. They had to use a lot of equipment and stuff like that,” stated Hachem, “and the passengers in the Uber car were already laying on the street.”

Paramedics rushed the driving force of the van to the hospital in crucial situation.

Police stated the driving force of the Uber automotive was additionally transported within the hospital, the place he’s listed in steady situation. The lady he was driving suffered severe accidents.

Hachem stated he grabbed a hearth extinguisher and got here exterior when he noticed the Uber automotive had caught hearth.

“They were out of the car, but the car was on fire,” he stated.

Police imagine the lady driving the van was utilizing it to commit burglaries within the space. Her newest alleged caper got here with a large number of shattered glass and particles.

Hachem stated he’s simply grateful the result was not worse.

“Impact windows are not designed to stop cars, but, you know, we got lucky,” he stated.

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