Two Miami Gardens middle school girls are in stable condition and recovering after being thrown from a van on their way home from school Wednesday. The girls, Genesis Miller and Tonja Carter, and two other children boarded the van they ride home every day from Norland Middle School. The van was heading north on Northwest 12th Avenue at 199th Street when it was struck by an eastbound-traveling Nissan Altima. Upon impact, Miller and Carter were ejected from the van.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue quickly arrived on scene and transported both girls to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Miller arrived in stable condition, only having suffered minor scrapes and bruising. Carter was in critical condition, but by later in the evening was declared stable as well. She was transferred to the pediatric intensive care unit that night, having suffered cuts, bruising, a broken leg, and bleeding on the brain described by police as “not serious.” Carter also experienced difficulty breathing and was placed on a respirator. Thankfully, none of her injuries will require surgery.
The driver of the Nissan Altima told police that he suffered a heart attack immediately prior to the accident. However, hospital staff performed tests and determined that was not the case. They are awaiting results of other tests to determine if the driver experienced another medical episode. The van driver and two other children in the vehicle were not seriously injured as a result of the accident.
Children thrown from van in Miami Gardens crash are recovering, www.miamiherald.com February 7, 2013
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