Nov. 05--Two Miami police officers and a Florida Highway Patrol officer were involved in three separate accidents Friday, sending a pedestrian, driver, and one of the officers to area hospitals with injuries.
At about 7:20 p.m., the FHP officer struck a 15-year-old boy after making a U-turn near Commercial Blvd., west of the Florida Turnpike, Sgt. Mark Wysocky said. The boy was taken to Broward General Medical Center with nonlife-threatening injuries.
"It's unclear if the boy stepped out in his way," Wysocky said, noting the crash was still under investigation.
Earlier Friday, two Miami police officers were involved in two traffic accidents after being dispatched to help another officer needing emergency assistance at North Miami Avenue and Eighth Street.
In the first crash, at Northeast First Avenue and Sixth Street, police said a black Audi going north on First Avenue collided with a Miami police car with its emergency lights on. Officer Raynier Rodriguez, 31, was going west on Sixth Street.
The Audi driver, whose identity was not released, and Rodriguez were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital with minor injuries, Miami police said in a statement.
Late Friday, they were both released. Both vehicles were severely damaged.
In the second crash, Officer Josue Herrera, 35, crashed into a pole at Northwest First Avenue and Eleventh Street. He was responding to the same incident and was not injured, police said.
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