Miami-Dade police motorman taken to JMH after crash near Miami International Airport

Officer suffers non-life-threatening injuries

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A Miami-Dade police officer was injured Monday in a crash near Miami International Airport.

The crash was reported shortly before 1 p.m. on North Service Road off Northwest 42nd Avenue and 21st Street.

Miami-Dade police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta said the officer and a taxi were driving on North Service Road, when they crashed. 

Zabaleta said the impact caused the officer to fall from his motorcycle.

The officer was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The taxi driver was not injured.

Zabaleta said the officer, who is a 19-year veteran of the Miami-Dade Police Department, was on routine patrol at the time of the crash.

It's unclear who was at fault.

The commercial vehicle entrance to the airport from State Road 112 was shut down after the crash. The main Central Boulevard airport entrance remained open.

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