Motorcycle Officer Injured in Turnpike Accident

Officer hospitalized after crash on Florida Turnpike near Red Road

By Nathalie Pozo and Brian Hamacher
|  Tuesday, Apr 24, 2012  |  Updated 9:26 AM EDT
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Motorcycle Officer Injured in Turnpike Crash

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A police officer on a motorcycle was hospitalized after an early morning crash on the Florida Turnpike Tuesday.

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A police officer on a motorcycle was hospitalized after an early morning crash on the Florida Turnpike Tuesday morning.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident happened around 7 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the Turnpike near Red Road. The details of the crash are unknown.

The Miami-Dade officer was airlifted to a hospital in stable condition, according to the FHP. Their identity was unknown.

The crash caused the northbound lanes of the Turnpike to be closed between Red Road and University Drive for a couple hours. The lanes were later opened around 9 a.m.

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