VIDEO: A Hialeah firefighter has recalled the night he flew over a barrier and off the Palmetto Expressway after, investigators said, he was hit by another driver, causing his truck to come to rest on its roof along the street below.
Alain Pineiro is at home recovering from a fractured neck and rib, but it will take him longer to recover from the emotional pain of the crash.
“I remember hitting the wall and thinking, ‘Finally, I’m gonna stop,’ and that never happened,” Pineiro said.
Instead, he would be airborne in his personal truck after, police believe, it was hit or clipped by another driver on the Palmetto Expressway near the Northwest 122nd Street exit on Oct. 12. The fall was captured on surveillance video. The 34-year-old firefighter’s vehicle landed on its top below the Palmetto on West 20th Avenue.