Miami-Dade police Maj. Ricky Carter returns to work after motorcycle crash

Carter lost legs in May 7 crash on I-75


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Miami-Dade Police Maj. Ricky Carter returned to work Monday, months after he was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash on Interstate 75.

Authorities said Carter was off-duty and riding his personal motorcycle May 7 on I-75 near Miami Lakes when he slid off the road and struck a guardrail.

He was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where both of his legs were amputated.

Police said he was heading to a fundraiser when he crashed.

Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez posted a photo of Carter Monday on Twitter with the caption: "#RickyStrong is back at the table. Orange shirt and all. Looking good and planning away. Unbelievable courage and faith!" 

Carter, who is a 21-year veteran of the Miami-Dade Police Department, is commander of the department's Northside District.

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