A Miami police officer ended up hospitalized after his patrol collided head-on with a private vehicle in Little Havana, reported Local 10.
The accident occurred exactly at the height of Southwest 5th Street and Beacom Boulevard in the morning hours of this Monday.
Through a statement, said police department reported that, despite the deployment of the patrol’s airbags, the agent ended up with a broken lip and chest pains, a situation that led to his transfer to the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial.
Traffic alert: We are currently investigating a 2-car crash involving an officer at Beacom Blvd & 5th St. Beacom Blvd. between SW 4th & 5th Streets have been shutdown as detectives investigate. The injured officer was transported to @JacksonHealth Ryder Center. Avoid area. pic.twitter.com/XSWpfCgulC
— Miami PD (@MiamiPD) April 26, 2021
The driver of the private car was unharmed from this accident that curiously involved two SUV-type units.
Authorities decided to close Beacom Boulevard, between 4th and 5th streets, to investigate the incident and define who was to blame for the impact.
In the last five years, Little Havana has positioned itself as the Miami-Dade County area with the most accidents, around 300 cases including 12 deaths.
This motivated the authorities to announce a comprehensive road plan with the aim of reducing accidents and giving more safety to pedestrians in that area.
Authorities have in mind to limit speed, widen sidewalks, improve intersections, increase signals, install special lanes and prohibit right turns when the light is red.
In the middle of this month, a man was seriously injured, mainly in the legs, after being run over in Little Havana by a hit-and-run driver.
The victim was lying on the pavement until he was transferred to the Jackson Memorial.
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