Miami-Dade Police Officer Involved in Accident With Minivan: Cops

Investigators said it appears the other driver may have been driving under the influence

Saturday, Oct 27, 2012  |  Updated 4:32 PM EDT
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The police car after the accident at southwest 117th Avenue and 176th Street

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The driver of a minivan, who investigators say may have been driving under the influence, crashed into a police officer’s vehicle Saturday morning.

The accident occurred on southwest 117th Avenue and 176th Street just before 6 a.m. Miami-Dade Police said the driver of a Toyota Sienna lost control of the van, crossed the median and crashed into the police car.

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The driver of the minivan was ejected from the vehicle and transported to Kendall Regional Hospital with life threatening injuries, police said.

The Miami-Dade police officer, who was driving a marked vehicle, sustained a leg injury and is in stable condition.

Investigators said it appears the driver of the Sienna may have been driving under the influence. Neither person involved was identified.

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