4 injured after 2 trains collide in Miami-Dade

MIAMI – Four people, including two train crew members, were injured when two cargo trains collided on Saturday night near Miami International Airport.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue dispatched more than 25 units — including one to deal with hazardous materials — shortly before 7 p.m. to the area of Northwest 15 Street and South Perimeter Road.

Two trains collided on Saturday night in Miami-Dade County. (Bert Ortiz/Local 10 News)

According to Victor Garcia, a spokesman for Tri-Rail, there was a diesel fuel spill when two CSX freight trains collided. A representative for CSX said the fuel spilled from the derailed locomotives and the company was “working closely” with first responders.

According to Officer Luis Sierra, a spokesman for the Miami-Dade Police Department, the four injured required hospitalization for minor injuries. Police officers closed the eastbound lanes of Perimeter Road from Northwest 57 to 15 avenues.

Miami-Dade police officers close streets near Miami International Airport on Saturday night after two trains collided. (Bert Ortiz/Local 10 News)

Police officers asked drivers to avoid the area, west of the Dolphin Expressway, as the cleanup and the investigations were set to continue well into Sunday morning.

Two trains collide on Saturday night near Miami International Airport, police said. (Copyright 2022 by WPLG – All rights reserved.)

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