Two Miami-Dade police officers were injured in an accident in southwest Miami-Dade County, police said.
The two officers were traveling west on Southwest 260th Street when their patrol car collided with a white Nissan Ultima. This was on Southwest 147th Avenue, Detective Lee Cowart, a spokesman for the Miami-Dade County Police Department said.
The driver of the Ultima was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. This was reported by Cowart while speaking with Local 10 News. He added that both officers suffered serious injuries but are expected to survive. One of the officers sustained a collarbone and leg fracture while the other officer complained of neck pain.
Both officers were airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center in Miami. Investigators are gathering evidence are gathering evidence at the scene of the accident to determine how fast the driver was going before the crash.
Jose Diaz, an eye witness who owns a nursery close to the scene where the crash happened, reported that the intersection has always been a dangerous one. “We’re trying to push for a four-way stop in here, in this intersection, because there are so many accidents here,” he said.
Miami-Dade police have not released the identities of the officers or the victim who died. However, Cowart said one officer has been on the force for six years. While the other is in training and has been working for the department for about three months.
Dr. Brian Elias, from The Accident and Injury Team, comments on this crash. “It is unfortunate to see injuries to the officers that keep our streets safe. We hope that it can quickly be discovered what caused this accident. We hope all involved quickly recover from their injuries.”
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