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Miami police officer injured in crash at Golden Glades interchange

Officer airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A Miami police officer was taken to a hospital after a crash Friday morning at the Golden Glades interchange.

The crash occurred about 7 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95.

Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Alex Camacho said a car improperly changed lanes into the path of a Miami police cruiser, causing the vehicles to collide.

A view from Sky 10 showed a damaged Miami police cruiser.

A view from Sky 10 shows a damaged Miami police cruiser after a crash at the Golden Glades interchange.
A view from Sky 10 shows a damaged Miami police cruiser after a crash at the Golden Glades interchange. (WPLG)

The officer was loaded into a medical helicopter stopped in the middle of the highway and airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Officer Kiara Delva, a spokeswoman for the Miami Police Department, said the injured officer was stable and alert upon arrival.

Camacho said the officer had a serious but not life-threatening injury to his leg.

Two passengers in the car were also taken to Aventura Hospital with minor injuries.

All lanes were closed during the air rescue but have since reopened.


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