SUNRISE (CBSMiami) – A Sunrise Police cruiser crashed into a tree early Sunday morning.

No other cars appeared to be involved.

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The crash happened around 5 a.m. Sunday on Nob Hill Road in Broward County.

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According to police, the officer was trying to avoid hitting an animal in the road when he struck the tree.

The cruiser was badly damaged in the crash.

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The officer was transported to a local area hospital with minor injuries.