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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  • Tony Sporano

    Probably traveling at 120 MPH.

  • thegirlulovetohate

    yep. SoFL officers at their finest. Enforcing the laws they break, or should I say “bend”. Hmmmmmm…..rear end collsion with that much damage…..speeding passing and weaving comes to mind. Brake Check.
    Bullies with Badges.

  • Joe

    Not surprising !!! They drive like maniacs !!

  • Hoof Arted

    He was sexting while driving at high speeds. We need cops to monitor our cops.

  • cop up a tree

    What do you expect from a bunch of clowns that drive around thinking they are the police, when they actually harass and put false evidence on people. I see it all the time, these stupid cops speeding past me on the turnpike at 120+ mph, going I guess to their boyfriends house. We have a bunch of fools as cops, bullies with badges that have no common sense or a brain, if they had a brain they wouldn’t be cops. This fool that crashed his car into a tractor trailer inconvencienced people that had places to go, but they don’t care if they can speed and act like a bunch of clowns they rather do that. Maybe he dropped his pen and was looking for it…DUH!!!!

  • KeystoneKops

    You are exactly correct up a tree. There will be an investigation by the cops who he works with, and of course they will find he did nothing wrong. What has to be done is an investigation by the media into these keystone cops, but that will never happen. I have to go… the 3’o clock Krispy Creame d. nuts are ready in South Dade
    and will want to get fresh ones before they are all eaten by cops oink.

  • No Care Whatsoever

    Oh my, he did not kill himself… too bad. :(

  • mdpd in crisis

    Yes, its too bad that the cop that crashed into the rear end of the tractor trailer did not crash into the cop that was passed out drunk. Better luck next time.

  • Phil Landers

    I was there shortly after the accident on my way to Key Largo. (only 2 other cops were on the scene by then and they weren’t directing cars off of the tpk at sw 40th st) How do you hit an 18 wheeler at 2:30 am when there is nobody else on the road? Thank goodness it wasn’t me, fool . . . .

  • Ex who knows better

    Wow, you are all ignorant people. I am surprised you were all able type those comments. I bet everyone of you is jobless and uneducated. You all probable have gotten into trouble, got caught and are bitter. Do whine about being discriminated against and yet here you are throwing all policeman into one category? Get a job and an education. Oh, and pray that when you need help, the police officer that comes to your rescue has more compassion for you than you did for this person. You have all made a judjement upon someone with out knowing a thing about them. Hopefully God doesn’t treat you that way when you stand before him.

  • Maria Figueroa-Rivera

    Its amazing how p
    eople always jump to conclusions…don’t assume if you do not know whats really behind this accident…CAUSE YOU’LL MAKE AN ASS OUT OF YOURSELF!!!

    • Luis bonilla

      You are probably married to a cop and you drive around thinking you are above the law like they do..

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