SUNRISE (CBSMiami) – A Sunrise Police cruiser crashed into a tree early Sunday morning.
No other cars appeared to be involved.READ MORE: Man Sought In NW Miami-Dade Machete Attack
The crash happened around 5 a.m. Sunday on Nob Hill Road in Broward County.READ MORE: Pembroke Pines Police Officers Take Oath To 'Serve And Protect' To Next Level With Moving Gesture
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.MORE NEWS: 2 Diners Injured In Partial Deck Collapse At Fort Lauderdale Waterfront Eatery
The officer was transported to a local area hospital with minor injuries.