Dade Cop Injured In Crash With 18-Wheeler

Possibly Saved By Safety Bar Named For Star Killed In Gruesome Accident

KENDALL (CBSMiami) – A Miami-Dade police officer was rushed to the hospital after he rear-ended a tractor-trailer truck on the Florida Turnpike Thursday morning. The force of the crash was so severe; his patrol car was virtually totaled.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident happened around 2:30 a.m. in the southbound lanes of the highway near Kendall Drive.

“I was just driving along and all of a sudden, boom! The police officer smashed into the back of the truck,” truck driver Willie Butler said, showing debris from the police car.

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