Speeding Tesla crashes into a Miramar, FL home, parked cars

Screen grab from a WPLG Local 10 broadcast showing damaged park cars and a home…


Screen grab from a WPLG Local 10 broadcast showing damaged park cars and a home in the 6500 block of Miramar Parkway after a speeding Tesla crashed here on April 10, 2021.

WPLG Local 10

A speeding Tesla ripped through a South Florida neighborhood early Saturday morning.

The aftermath: a damaged house and several parked cars and some trees in the 6500 block of Miramar Parkway, near Southwest 65th Avenue.

According to Sgt. Oscar Mendoza of the Miramar Police Department, the crash happened around 4:20 a.m. The “Tesla drove off the road, hitting several parked cars and a house,” he said.

The force of the crash lifted a pickup truck from where it was parked in front of the house.

The driver was injured and taken to Memorial Regional Hospital. The house, Mendoza said, is currently not safe to occupy. There are no details on how many people were inside the home at the time, but there are no reported injuries except for the driver.

According to WPLG Local 10, neighbors who saw the Tesla speed by on their Ring surveillance cameras described the image as akin to “a flash of light” given how fast the car was driving. Estimates suggest the dark-colored Tesla was going over 100 mph but Miramar police are still investigating the crash.

The scene is clear and not affecting traffic.

Miami Herald Real Time/Breaking News reporter Howard Cohen, a 2017 Media Excellence Awards winner, has covered pop music, theater, health and fitness, obituaries, municipal government and general assignment. He started his career in the Features department at the Miami Herald in 1991.
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