Broward County

Two BSO Deputies Hospitalized After Chase Ends in Crash in Lauderhill

BSO investigators said the incident started just before 11 p.m., when deputies were notified of an alleged reckless driver near State Road 7 and Oakland Park Boulevard

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Two Broward Sheriff's Office deputies were hospitalized after a brief pursuit of a reported reckless driver ended in a crash in the city of Lauderhill late Tuesday night.

BSO investigators said the incident started just before 11 p.m. when deputies were notified of an alleged reckless driver near State Road 7 and Oakland Park Boulevard in Lauderdale Lakes.

A deputy who had responded on foot attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver took off and struck the deputy, officials said.

A chase ensued and entered the city of Lauderhill, where a crash occurred on Oakland Park Boulevard just west of Rock Island Road. Another BSO deputy was involved in that crash.

The driver fled on foot but was later caught by deputies and taken into custody. Alfred Richardson, 26, faces multiple charges of aggravated battery on an officer and reckless driving.

Both BSO deputies and the driver were taken to area hospitals with injuries, but all are considered to be non-life threatening.

Officials haven't released the identities of the deputies. The incident remains under investigation.

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