Miami police officer crashes into building in Liberty City

Officer taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital with minor leg injuries

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

MIAMI - A Miami Police Department officer's patrol car slammed so hard into a building Monday night in Miami's Liberty City that only half of the vehicle was left outside.

The injured officer was able to get out of the patrol car after the crash near the intersection of Northwest Seventh Avenue and Northwest 54th Street. 

Witnesses said they saw several police cars speeding eastbound on Northwest 54th Street.

Miami Department of Fire-Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll said the officer, who suffered minor injuries to her legs, crashed into the U-Haul building at 5341 NW Seventh Ave.

The officer was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center.

Miami police Officer Kenia Fallat said the officer was in stable condition.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. 

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