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Officer-Involved Rollover Fla. Crash Hurts 3



A man was cited Tuesday after a crash that sent three people, including a police officer, to a hospital.

The crash happened at the intersection of Andrews Avenue and Northeast First Street in front of Fort Lauderdale City Hall.

Fort Lauderdale police said the police officer was traveling north on Andrews Avenue on her way to a call when her cruiser collided with an SUV traveling east on Northeast First Street.

"The front end of the officer's vehicle made contact with the passenger side of the SUV, causing the SUV to roll over," said Detective Travis Mandell, of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department. "At this time, it's all under investigation."

The two vehicles then crashed into another vehicle on Northeast First Street.

Rescuers had to use the Jaws of Life to remove the driver from the SUV that rolled onto its side.

"What I can tell you is that there was a stop sign that the SUV had to stop for. There was no stop sign for the officer traveling northbound," Mandell said.

The two drivers and the officer were taken to Broward General Medical Center. Police said their injuries were not life-threatening.

Police said Tuesday afternoon that the driver of the SUV, Ramiro Montes Vaca, received citations for failure to yield right of way at a stop sign, no proof of insurance and having an expired tag.

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