MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A Medley Police Department officer was injured in a crash Friday night on Florida's Turnpike in southwest Miami-Dade County.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers were investigating the crash in the northbound lanes near the cutoff at the Don Shula Expressway.
The officer's vehicle appeared to have crashed into a concrete barrier wall.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel took the officer to Jackson South Medical Center in Kendall.
Officer Deglys Chavarria, a spokesman for the Medley Police Department, said Chief Jeanette Said-Jinete was on her way to the hospital.
"Our priority is the wellbeing of the officer," Chavarria said, adding that the officer's injuries are not life-threatening.
The officer's name hasn't been released.