Miami, FL (November 25, 2019) - Three Miami police officers were injured in a hit-and-run crash on Sunday, November 24th. The crash happened on Northwest 11th Street near Northwest 11th Court.
According to reports, a Kia Soul was traveling eastbound on Northwest 11th Street when it crashed into a police vehicle. The Kia continued on, striking two officers standing outside of the vehicle. One officer was inside the car at the time of the crash. All three of the officers were taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital. Two of the officers were released while a third remains in the hospital with significant injuries. The officer is expected to recover but will remain hospitalized for several more days.
Following the crash, detectives located the driver and identified his as 54-year-old Hector Guzman. Guzman initially pretended to be a passenger in the vehicle but was later determined to be the driver. He was charged with hit-and-run and driving under the influence.
Hit-and-run accidents have become an epidemic in Florida, with more than 100,000 of these crashes reported annually. Current statistics indicate that about 25% of all reported car accidents are hit-and-run collisions. Drivers will flee the scene of a crash for a variety of reasons but generally will do so in an effort to avoid taking responsibility for causing a serious crash with catastrophic consequences. Fortunately, there are strong laws in place which seek to punish these drivers when they are caught.
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