On May 23, 2016, approximately 7:30 a.m., a truck driver was driving a tractor-trailer on the Rickenbacker Causeway, when two tires (each weighing more than 200 pounds) came off the truck. One tire went into a parking lot. The other tire bounced across several lanes of traffic and struck two runners jogging on the opposite side of the causeway.
One of the two runners was Stephanie Hilzinger, 40, who was knocked unconscious. She was running with her fiancé, Fernando Munoz, also in his 40s, who suffered cuts and bruises. Ms. Hilzinger was transported to Ryder Trauma Center where she is in ICU with serious injuries
Initially, the truck driver was unaware of the circumstances. He was flagged down by another motorist and returned to the scene. The crash is under investigation by the Miami Police Department.