MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Miami-Dade police officer was injured after a violent overnight crash in southwest Miami-Dade.
The accident happened in the area of 190th Street and SW 87th Avenue.
The injured officer was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Officer #UPDATE: Thankfully, our officer involved in the crash earlier this morning is in stable condition. He sustained multiple non-life threatening injuries and is expected to be okay. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. pic.twitter.com/43ZTvN26Gc
— Miami-Dade Police (@MiamiDadePD) January 22, 2018
The woman whose car was hit asked to be taken to a nearby hospital because she was in a lot of pain.
Elise Olivo, a friend of the woman she identified as Daisy Felix, was badly bruised and battered in the crash.
“It was terrible, All the neighbors were there at the apartment. She was a wonderful person,” she said.
Neighbors said the collision took out a big palm tree and shredded some bushes. Eric Geoffrey said he was awake and heard it happen.
“I heard a lot of tires screeching and the impact and I ran out of the house,” said Geoffrey.
Felix, 65, was making a turn into Pine Woods Villa complex, a community for those 55 years and older, when she was struck.
“She was coming home. That’s what I know,” said Olivo.
“Both cars were traveling southbound and I believe he went to pass the vehicle and the other vehicle went to turn left and just caused enough for the vehicle to make a pit maneuver,” said a neighbor named Mark.
Which caused the driver of at least one vehicle to lose control and cause the crash.
“She’s a beautiful person. I heard about it this morning and I went to her and her friends were all over here. She was shaking, we called rescue and they took her,” said Olivo. “She said everything hurt. Everything hurts. Tha’s what she said. she was shaking all over and her lips were shaking.”
Olivo said Felix was too shaken by the accident to tell her what happened.
Miami-Dade police are investigating the accident and have not said at this point who was at fault.