Hit-and-Run Driver Strikes Miami-Dade Officer

A Miami-Dade Police officer is expected to be okay after being struck by a hit-and-run driver early Wednesday morning in downtown Miami.

The officer was trying to get into the MacArthur Causeway just before 4 a.m. when a driver in a Mercedes hit the cruiser and kept going.

The driver, along with his passenger, was stopped not far from the crash scene on the northbound ramp to I-95.

Both men who were inside the Mercedes were detained but have since been released.

They were driving with deployed airbags, and one of the men had a cut on his head.

It's not immediately clear which one of the men was driving.

Police at the scene tell NBC 6 that the side airbags of the Mercedes deployed after they hit the police cruiser.

The off-ramp was blocked at I-395 West at I-95 as police investigated the crash. The lanes have since been reopened.

The crash remains under investigation.

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