Fort Lauderdale police officer injured in Pompano Beach crash during chase

Officer taken to Broward Health North; 2 suspects in custody

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor, Amanda Batchelor - Senior Digital Editor, Terrell Forney - Reporter

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. - A Fort Lauderdale police officer was injured Wednesday morning in a crash in Pompano Beach.

The crash occurred near Northwest 31st Avenue and Northwest Sixth Street during a police chase.

A view from Sky 10 showed the police cruiser smashed into the side of another car.

The officer was taken by ambulance to Broward Health North with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to Fort Lauderdale police Detective Tracy Figone, patrol officers spotted a black 2012 Jaguar at 10:16 a.m. in the area of West Broward Boulevard and Northwest 27th Avenue that had been involved in a carjacking robbery.

Figone said officers followed the car as it headed north on Interstate 95 before exiting at Atlantic Boulevard in Pompano Beach.

"I was going 40 to 50 (mph) and that Jaguar shot past me and left me standing still. So that's a fast car," one witness said. 

Figone said the Jaguar was involved in a separate crash that did not involve any police officers before the two people inside were taken into custody. 

"When he got trapped in, he was just, like, let me just go ahead and end this race because there's nowhere I can go," the witness said. 

A woman, who was an innocent bystander, was injured in one of the crashes tied to the pursuit and was hospitalized, authorities said.

The suspects' identities have not yet been released. 

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