A Miami Gardens police officer airlifted to Ryder Trauma hurt along with three others following a crash leading to the closure of the Palmetto Expressway ramps this morning.
The officer's squad car is seen perched on the slope barrier wall of the Palmetto and NW 27th Avenue.
Another black vehicle involved in the collision suffered extensive damage to its exterior. While the officer and one airlifted individual are expected to recover, the remaining victim is in critical condition.
Preliminary investigations by Miami Gardens Police indicated that the police officer, patrolling southbound on Northwest 27th Avenue, was struck by a black Charger traveling westbound on Northwest 167th Avenue. The Charger allegedly ran a red light, leading to the collision.
Officer Diana Delgado urged caution from the community.