Overturned Truck Spills Thousands of Shoes on Turnpike in Miami
Anyone who's spent time walking around Miami has on occasion spotted an unexplained pair of heels left sitting in the street. We're never quite sure how they got there, but shoes on the street here aren't an unusual sight — unless it's hundred of shoes scattered on the Turnpike. That's what happened this afternoon after a Penske moving truck tipped over on Florida's Turnpike.
The incident happened around 1:50 p.m., according to Local 10. The truck tipped over on the southbound exit ramp at NW 199th Street in the area near Sun Life Stadium.
Thousands of shoes, which apparently weren't stored inside boxes, spilled onto the pavement. Some luggage was also among the wreckage, and a portion of the roof of the truck's container was ripped off in the crash.
Two people were removed from the scene in stretchers.
The crash caused a closure of the on-ramp as officials continue to investigate the scene and the situation is cleaned up. It's unknown when the ramp will be reopened.
Penske rents out large trucks to customers, and a special license isn't required to drive those trucks.