Wednesday, August 8, 2012 |
3 years ago
A red Honda Prelude went airborne early this morning and crashed right through the wall of a North Miami Beach nursing home. The driver, Enrique Linares, died and four others were injured.
Just after 1:30 a.m., Linares was speeding down US 1 when he hit an elevated curb, police say. He lost control of the car, and the curb him into the air. His vehicle crashed through a fence and eventually lodged into the side of Watercrest Care Center at 16650 W. Dixie Highway.
According to CBSMiami
, Linares, who lives in Margate, had been driving to a friend's house to spend the night because he was having problems with his wife. The friend's house was just blocks away from where the fatal accident occurred. The friend actually heard the crash and went outside to discover that it was Linares' car.
Linares was killed by the crash.
Four residents of the nursing home who were sleeping at the time were injured. They were taken to the hospital, but those injuries were not life threatening.