Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Another day on South Beach

UPDATE: From today's Herald:

Miami Beach police arrested a 24-year-old driver Monday after he struck two cars, fled from police on foot and then forced himself into the home of an elderly couple.

Seption L. King was charged with several offenses, including leaving the scene of an accident with serious injuries, fleeing and eluding an officer, battery on a law enforcement officer and battery on a law enforcement dog.

Here's what happened, according to Miami Beach police Detective Juan Sanchez:

King, in a white Mercedes-Benz sport utility vehicle, got into an accident in the 800 block of Ocean Drive just after 3 p.m.

He fled from officers and then got into another accident at Eighth Street and Meridian Avenue in which someone was injured. That person was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center and was in stable condition.

King's SUV flipped over and he ran from police, forcing his way into a house in the 600 block of Lenox Avenue. He hid in the laundry room, tussling with police before K-9 officers arrested him.

Neither the officers, nor the K-9s, were injured.

A few pics of a bad crash at 8th St. and Meridian Ave on Miami Beach Monday afternoon.

Serious but not unlike any other accident except that cops say that it started with a guy hitting a another car on Ocean Drive and then fleeing and hitting a car with some innocent people at Meridian Ave.

The people were taken to the hospital and the bad guy ran away but was caught.

Haven't seen anything on the Herald's website or on TV.


  1. I lived at 10th and Meridian back in the early 90's and saw basically the same kind of flipped over accident in front of my building. I haven't owned a car since 1995, after I got hit on Kendall Drive. Cars are a menace to society, especially in South Florida.

  2. Cars are not a menace to society.. drivers are. Someone once said something that makes perfect sense; get rid of airbags, replace with cutless (or other big knife) and see how people's driving skill improve.


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