Two Officers, Several Others Injured In Car Accident

NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE  (CBS4) -Miami-Dade Police are trying to determine how two of their officers were involved in a serious car accident in Northwest Miami-Dade  Thursday night.

Miami-Dade Police Det. Roy Rutland said the officers were en route to an emergency call of an auto theft in progress when they collided with an SUV at the intersection of 22nd Avenue and NW 75th Street just before 6 p.m.

The collision set off a chain reaction, and a pedestrian was also hit by the SUV. The officers and the pedestrian are expected to be OK.

One of the three passengers in the SUV was ejected. That person was transported to the hospital in serious condition.

Witnesses on the scene say the patrol car had it’s lights on, but no sirens.

“it just had the lights on, but not the sirens. So they never heard the police car coming. It just came through the light and hit the truck,” said witness Karim Walker.

Det. Rutland says the investigation is ongoing.

“It is too early, at this point, to make any conclusions at to where the lights were, what light was on, and who had the green light,” said Det. Rutland.


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