MIAMI, FLA — It is not only the private citizen that can be involved in a car crash.
Saturday, an officer from the Miami-Dade Police Department was involved in an accident on Okeechobee Road. According to official reports, the officer was crossing through the intersection at NW 138th Street and Okeechobee Road when he was struck by a woman attempting to make a turn.
The woman, identified as Anibal Martinez, 44, was transported to Palmetto Hospital after the accident. She was looked at for leg pain but did not have other injuries listed.
Officer James Boone, 47, was transported to Ryder Trauma Center. The officer received both an MRI and a CAT scan to determine if he had any spinal injuries. Doctors were also looking for a broken clavicle. The police K9, also riding in the car, was taken to Knowles Animal Hospital and released.
When driving, always be sure that an intersection is clear before you attempt to turn. Accidents like this are easily avoided when people pay attention to their surroundings. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured in this incident, but things could have turned out much differently for any of the people, or animals, involved.
If you have been injured in an automobile accident, you may be entitled to compensation beyond what you receive from your insurance company. Call our team of personal injury attorneys today and let us review the facts of your case. We will tell you if you should move forward in seeking compensation. Call us now.