Miami-Dade police sergeant hurt in crash on Florida's Turnpike

Police say officer crashed while trying to avoid vehicle involved in another crash

MIAMI – A Miami-Dade police sergeant is recovering after a crash on Florida's Turnpike.

Miami-Dade police said he was driving north on the Turnpike near Southwest Eighth Street in his marked patrol car when he attempted to avoid a vehicle involved in an unrelated crash.

That's when he struck the metal guardrail before hitting another car.

The sergeant was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center for cuts to the head. Police said he was alert and stable.

No one else was hurt.

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