Law enforcement officials say an investigation is underway after a crash left an officer injured in North Miami after his police cruiser was hit by a vehicle.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to the accident at the intersection of Northeast 125th Street and Ninth Avenue. Bay Harbor Island Police Chief Sean Hemingway said officer Luis Hormilla was on his way to work when a vehicle turned in front of him and struck his driver’s side door. The collision caused the officer to lose control of his cruiser and hit a Chase Bank building.
EMS arrived to the scene of the accident soon after it happened to administer on-site first aid to the injured victims. Emergency crews reported that the officer sustained minor injuries. Paramedics transported him to the nearby hospital where he has since been released after receiving treatment for his injuries.
According to witnesses a jeep was seen at the crash site with the driver of the vehicle sitting on the sidewalk as he was questioned by police. Reports say he was charged with failure to yield and driving with a suspended license.
Ninth Avenue was temporarily shut down but has since reopened while both the Bay Harbor Police Cruiser and Jeep were towed from the scene.
Dr. Brian Elias, from The Accident and Injury Team, comments on this crash. “Rear-end accidents are one of the most dangerous kinds of accidents. Often, when a person is rear-ended they are completely taken off-guard and have not had an opportunity to brace for an impact. Rear-end accidents often lead to serious back and neck injuries. We hope that those involved receive the proper medical care.”
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