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Miami police officer in hospital after being struck by car

Officer sent to hospital with leg injuries

MIAMI – A Miami Police officer is in the hospital after two people in a Nissan Altima attempted to flee when he pulled them over Tuesday night.

According to investigators, the officer tried to stop the car when the driver sped away, striking the officer.

After a brief chase by other officers, the Altima crashed into a building on NE 2nd Avenue near 28th Street.

The injured officer was taken to an area hospital with leg injuries, investigators said.

A portion of NE 2nd Avenue was closed to traffic as of late Tuesday.