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Violent Hallandale Beach Crash, Six Injured

MIAMI (CBSMiami) - A violent crash in Hallandale Beach sent at least six people, including a young child, to the hospital early Friday morning.

According to Hallandale Beach Police, a Range Rover and a GMC collided at the intersection of Federal Highway and Hallandale Beach Boulevard around 12:40 am.

"We heard a big bang," said Fatima Nunez, who was working about a block away.

Investigators said the impact caused the Range Rover to careen into a nearby Flannigan's Seafood Bar and Grill where it caught fire.

"One car went flying, caught on fire over here, lost the engine," said Nunez.

The force of the impact knocked the engine out of the Range Rover, it landed on a sidewalk.

Nunez watched as help arrived.

"They pulled the person over from the car because you heard the gas ready to explode again, it caught on fire again," she added.

Nunez said she saw four people on the ground. She watched as paramedics rushed to provide aid.

"One of the girls told the other guy, 'don't move her, she's in too much pain.' She was unable to move," said Nunez.

Hallandale Beach Police told CBS4 that the GMC, which was carrying the young child, appeared to be an Uber.

In response, a spokesperson for Uber wrote in part: "The details of this crash are gut-wrenching. We are working to get in touch with the driver and riders, and our thoughts are with those who were injured in this horrific crash."

The cause of the accident is under investigation. Police say it's not yet clear, which driver was at fault.

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