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Miami-Dade Officer Hurt In Turnpike Collision

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An accident involving an unmarked Miami-Dade police car shutdown the Turnpike near SW 120th Street on Wednesday, June 1, 2011. (CBS4)

An accident involving an unmarked Miami-Dade police car shutdown the Turnpike near SW 120th Street on Wednesday, June 1, 2011. (CBS4)

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE (CBS4) – Drivers had a tough commute early Wednesday morning after an accident on 874 where it meets the Turnpike temporarily blocked all southbound lanes.

The collision happened at 3:30 a.m. near Southwest 120th Street and involved an unmarked Miami-Dade Police vehicle.

According to Miami-Dade Police Det. Javier Baez, the officer was airlifted to a hospital but is in stable condition.

The driver of the second car was not hurt.

Delays extended for miles to the south, reaching Coral Reef Drive/Southwest 152nd Street.

It’s not known what caused the accident or whether any charges will be filed.

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