We look to police officers to respond to crashes and assist victims. It can be difficult to do when the police officer is the victim as was the case recently in Cutler Bay. A police officer from Miami-Dade was seriously injured in a car accident in the early morning hours of January 22.
According to reports, the Miami-Dade police officer was involved in an accident with a passenger vehicle. As a result of the collision, the officer’s patrol car was sent off the road and into bushes just off 87th Avenue and Southwest 190th Street. It was unclear what caused the original accident, but video taken at the scene showed the driver’s side door of the patrol car dented in.
Rescue crews were able to remove the injured officer from the patrol vehicle and transport that offer via air ambulance to Ryder Trauma Center. The driver of the other vehicle in the accident did not appear to be seriously injured. The accident remains under investigation and no arrests were reported in the incident.
Being involved in an accident can be a traumatic experience. Victims are often left dealing with not only physical injury but emotional injury as well. If you have been in a car accident in Miami due to someone else’s actions, you have legal rights that need to be protected. Reach out to our team of personal injury attorneys for assistance. We are here for you and your family as you begin to move forward with your lives. Call our office today for a free consultation.