Speeding Police Car causes accident, injured civilians ignored by 1st Cops on scene
(CBS4) A car crash sent three police officers to the hospital from Northwest Miami-Dade Thursday night, as well as two civilians.
Five people total were injured in the crash that occurred at Northwest 7th Avenue and 88 Street, when an unmarked Dodge Charger driven by three undercover agents and a Toyota Tundra with a man and women inside collided. At first, police said that the driver of the Tundra violated the right of way, but now they are saying that is being investigated.
Upon collision, the Tundra’s car swung open, and the two occupants were ejected.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue transported everyone to Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Within minutes, a barrage of officers was seen rushing to the scene upon hearing the news of the crash. ButMiami-Dade police officers following the ambulances into the hospital were not talking about what happened up the road in Northwest Miami-Dade.
A witness who only gave CBS4 his first name of George said, “They both on impact flew out of the car.” Witnesses say they saw one officer hit his head on the windshield.
Eddie Davis saw the immediate aftermath.
“Everybody came out of their car and ran over to the officers,” said Davis, “which is not a problem. The problem is they passed two bloody people lying in the street with a head injury, and they walked past them like they wasn’t even there.”
Who caused the accident depends on who you ask. Initially police said the Toyota was at fault, violating the right of way. But witnesses say the police officer was speeding. “They had no lights on. They were just speeding. They no sirens on anything.” George said.
The Miami-Dade police have now changed their statement to say the accident is under investigation.
Miami-Dade police tell us all five people involved in the accident are in stable condition. They have yet to release names or the extent of their injuries.