MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A robbery suspect who was fleeing from detectives was part of a police-involved crash on Thursday in northern Miami-Dade County, police said.
The multi-vehicle crash was along Seventh Avenue, also known as U.S. Route 441, in Miami-Dade’s Golden Glades area, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department.
During a pursuit involving members of the department’s Regional Intelligence Division or RID unit, the suspect struck a detective with his car and two other county-owned vehicles, police said.
Police officers wearing bulletproof vests over their brown and RID black uniforms surrounded the suspect near a crashed car that was on the sidewalk.
When Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel arrived, the injured suspect was in the back seat of a white Jeep Grand Cherokee near Northwest 155 Lane at Seventh Avenue.
Police officers had placed him in handcuffs. He had his head wrapped around with white bandages when he got out of the Jeep and got on a stretcher and in an ambulance.
During the investigation, Miami-Dade police officers blocked access to Seventh Avenue in both directions. The police officers were in several unmarked cars with tinted windows that included sports utility vehicles, sports cars, and sedans.
A marked police cruiser blocked southbound access near the Parkway Towers Condominium complex at 15600 NW 7 Ave., and the investigation was ongoing on Thursday evening.
Local 10 News Assignment Desk Editors Luis Castro and Wilson Louis contributed to this report.