NORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – A police pursuit that began near Miami Shores ended on a ramp on Interstate 95 in Northeast Miami-Dade late Wednesday afternoon after a Miami-Dade police vehicle collided with a stolen pickup truck.
According to Miami-Dade police, the pursuit began at 2:35 p.m. when detectives spotted a stolen pickup truck in the area of Northwest Seventh Avenue and 81st Street.
Detectives informed uniform patrols and air units about the suspect and the direction in which he fled in the vehicle.
The driver exited the northbound I-95 ramp at Northwest 103rd Street, where he then attempted to make an illegal U-turn on the ramp, according to MDPD.
An officer’s vehicle went in with a dramatic pit maneuver, colliding head-on with the pickup truck and forcing the suspect behind the wheel to stop.
The truck was quickly surrounded by officers with guns drawn and the suspect was placed into custody.
The Miami-Dade police officer inside the crashed vehicle suffered an ankle injury and was treated at the scene, according to police. No one else was hurt.
According to MDPD, the driver will be facing criminal charges pending the investigation.