FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A Pembroke Pines police officer was rushed to the hospital after colliding with another vehicle.
The accident happened on Pines Boulevard at NW 96 Avenue just after 9 a.m.READ MORE: Vince Lago Wins Coral Gables Mayoral Race
Pembroke Pines police said Officer Heath Wagner was traveling east along Pines Boulevard as he was responding to a call for service. At the intersection, on a solid green light, he went to make a turn and was hit by the driver of a van who did not yield the right of way.READ MORE: Road To Reopening: Miami-Dade, Broward Public Schools Planning 100% In-Person Instruction In The Fall
The impact sent the officer’s patrol vehicle into a concrete traffic light pole.MORE NEWS: Sens. Rubio, Scott Say It’s Too Soon To Weigh In On Gaetz's Future
Wagner and the 78-year-old driver of the van were taken to Memorial Regional Hospital with injuries.