Medley police officer injured in crash on Florida's Turnpike

Officer taken to Jackson South Medical Center

By Louis Aguirre - Anchor/Reporter, Andrea Torres - Digital Reporter/Producer, Janine Stanwood - Anchor/Reporter

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.


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