Brian Hamacher

BSO Deputy Injured in Crash in Plantation

A Broward Sheriff's Office deputy was hospitalized after he was involved in a crash Thursday afternoon.

The crash happened around noon in the area of Broward Boulevard and Flamingo Road and involved the deputy's car and an SUV.

BSO officials said Deputy Guillermo Valdes is from the Lauderdale-by-the-Sea District and was off-duty in his marked car when the crash happened.

Authorities said they had to extricate the SUV from Valdes' car to get him out.

Plantation Fire Department officials said the deputy was taken to Westside Regional with minor injuries. The driver of the other vehicle involved, Farina Sikder, wasn't hurt.

Sikder told NBC 6 that her water bottle was falling and she was trying to catch it when she lost control and crashed into the deputy.

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