Broward Sheriffs Office

Woman Drives Car Into Broward Sheriff's Office Substation Near Pembroke Park

Authorities say woman had accelerants in car at time of crash

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  • Crews are working to remove a vehicle that was driven into a Broward Sheriff’s Office sub-station in Pembroke Park.

A woman was hospitalized after authorities say she crashed her car with accelerants inside into a Broward Sheriff’s Office sub-station in Pembroke Park Monday morning.

Chopper 6 was over the scene near 3201 West Hallandale Beach Boulevard shortly after 11:35 a.m., where firefighters could be seen dealing with smoke inside the District 1 office with a red car visible inside.

After impact, a fire erupted from the car, which had accelerants inside, BSO officials said.

BSO confirmed that the woman driving the vehicle was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital as a trauma alert after suffering third degree burns as a result of the crash.

Ben Mendez, who was painting inside the building on the opposite side of the community service room, said he witnessed the entire incident.

"It was a big explosion, like dynamite," he said. "She was totally engulfed in flames."

Mendez said he had just enough time to pull the burning woman out of the car and rip off her burning dress.

"That's when I threw her on the ground. I go 'roll, roll on the ground!' She wasn't listening to me," he said.

The reason why the car crashed into the building was under investigation.

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