A Miami, Florida police officer was injured Tuesday in a when a driver collided with her police vehicle, news sources indicate. The officer and the other driver have not yet been identified publicly. The second driver sustained minor injuries and was treated on the scene, but the police officer had to be taken to the Ryder Trauma Center with non-life threatening injuries. The unidentified driver was arrested following the collision; charges are pending. At this time, it is unclear what exactly caused the crash.
Reports say the incident occurred in the morning hours of New Year’s Day, when the Miami-Dade police officer was on patrol along US 1 and Southwest 17th Avenue. The driver apparently collided with her squad car during the shift. It is not yet known whether the driver was under the influence of any type of drugs or alcohol or if he or she was speeding at the time of the crash.
Miami Fire Rescue arrived on the scene shortly after the accident and rushed the police officer to Ryder Trauma Center with minor injuries; she is expected to make a full recovery. Rescue crews treated the driver of the other vehicle at the scene. The driver was booked into police custody shortly after.
The police officer was not the only Miami resident injured in a crash this past week. Reports say one motorcyclist was killed Wednesday when a SUV struck him. The motorcyclist and the SUV driver were not identified publicly. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash; it is unclear whether the driver of the SUV sustained injury. An investigation into the accident is ongoing. So far, no one has been charged with a crime.
Reports say the accident occurred on Wednesday near the intersection of Flagler Street and Northwest 44th Avenue. It is not clear what exactly led to the SUV driver hitting the motorcyclist. Reports say the driver of the SUV remained at the scene and is cooperating with authorities.
In more accident related news, seven people were injured Monday after a Tequesta, Florida accident, reports indicate. Three of the injured parties had to be hospitalized following the crash. One of them had to be air-rushed to the St. Mary’s Medical Center, while the two others were taken to local hospitals. The details of the incident are not yet clear, though there were only two vehicles involved in the crash, sources say. None of those injured were identified in reports.
Reports say the accident occurred around 8:30 Monday evening near the intersection of US 1 and Tequesta Drive. It is not yet clear what went wrong or whether anyone was at fault for the crash. None of the details, such as the types of cars involved and how many passengers were in each, have been released. As of press time, no charges had been filed. It remains to be seen whether police believe either driver was under the influence of a mind-altering substance or was otherwise distracted during the crash.