Officer hurt while responding to wreck on Palmetto Expy.
MIAMI, FL – A Miami-Dade Police officer was injured when she was struck by a vehicle while responding to a multi-vehicle wreck on the Palmetto Expressway Monday.
NBC Miami said this collision happened around 6 a.m. on the southbound lanes close to NW 36th Street. Miami-Dade Police said that the officer was aiding the Florida Highway Patrol. She parked her cruiser to block traffic and was inside when she was struck.
The police officer was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive as she is in stable condition. So far, there is no word on whether the motorist who hit her will be charged.
As indicated from video footage, one car was completely destroyed and was facing traffic, and other vehicles sustained some damage. There has been no official word on what led to this multi-vehicle collision or an update on whether anyone from that crash was hurt.
Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.
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