Jamaican couple recovering following bus stop collision
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A couple visiting South Florida to celebrate their wedding anniversary, is now recovering at the hospital after a county utility truck crashed into a bus bench.
Nancy Sanchez and her husband live in Jamaica but came to Miami this week to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary.
Their trip took an unexpected, painful turn when they became victims of a chain reaction crash. "Oh, my God, my God," said Sanchez.
Sanchez has to heal from a broken leg after a car slammed into her and her husband Wednesday morning in the intersection of Flagler Street and LeJeune Road.
According to witnesses, a Miami-Dade County utility truck ran a red light. It then collided with a black Volkswagen and rammed through a bus bench. "We didn't have time to move," said Sanchez.
Sanchez and her husband were waiting at the bus stop. She said the crash broke both of her husband's legs.
Eighty-year-old Transito Lopez was also waiting at the bus stop. One of his legs was severed in the accident.
The crash created a pile up. Sanchez said it felt like a tsunami. "It was terrible, terrible, terrible, terrible," she said.
While witnesses blame the accident on the county truck driver, police said they are still investigating.
No one has been cited on the crash.
They identified the county truck driver as Alfredo Menendez. The county has placed Menendez on leave as the investigation continues.
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