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Miami-Dade police officer involved in 4-vehicle crash on Palmetto Expressway


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A Miami-Dade police cruiser was one of four vehicles involved in a crash Friday morning in the southbound lanes of the Palmetto Expressway in northwest Miami-Dade.

The crash occurred near the exit to Northwest 25th Street.

A Local 10 News crew was at the scene around 7:30 a.m. as two vehicles were towed from the scene.

The police car sustained heavy front-end damage and some rear-end damage in the crash.

Authorities from the Miami-Dade Police Department and the Florida Highway Patrol were at the scene of the collision, as well as officials from the Florida Department of Transportation.

According to Miami-Dade police, the officer was on her way to work when her car was struck from behind, causing her to strike another vehicle in front. A fourth vehicle was also involved in the collision.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, and it’s unclear whether anyone was cited.

About the Authors:

Annaliese Garcia joined Local 10 News in January 2020. Born and raised in Miami, she graduated from the University of Miami, where she studied broadcast journalism. She began her career at Univision. Before arriving at Local 10, she was with NBC2 (WBBH-TV) covering Southwest Florida. She's glad to be back in Miami!

Amanda Batchelor is the managing editor for Local10.com.