SOUTHWEST OF MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A 15-year-old boy’s early morning ride in his mother’s car ended in a fatal accident. Now the teenager’s friends and family are mourning the loss of their loved one.
The incident occurred near Southwest 118th Avenue and Southwest 56th Street, where the boy’s mother’s silver Audi collided with concrete pillars.
The accident left the 15-year-old driver dead and a 14-year-old girl in critical condition.
Friends and family gathered at the scene Wednesday evening, mourning the loss of their loved one and praying for the recovery of the injured teenager, who was a student at John A. Ferguson Senior High School.
Miami-Dade Police Officer Alvaro Zabaleta reported that the pursuit began when officers attempted to make a traffic stop around 3 a.m. The driver, who refused to stop, lost control of the vehicle, resulting in a tragic rollover and collision with the underpass pillars.
Zabaleta emphasized the seriousness of the situation and urged parents to talk to their teens about the privilege and responsibility of driving.
The 14-year-old girl is currently undergoing multiple surgeries and Miami-Dade police have not released the names of those involved.
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