Deputy Crashes his Cruiser into a Tree
A Broward County Sheriff’s deputy has been taken to a hospital after an accident on Interstate 95.
The accident occurred at approximately 6:15 a.m. in the southbound lanes of I-95 near Atlantic Boulevard. Pompano Beach Fire and Rescue responded to the call after the deputy crashed his cruiser into a tree. The deputy was transported to Broward Health North and is listed in critical condition.
Broward Sheriff’s Office investigators shut down the southbound lanes of I-95 at Copans Road for hours while they investigated the accident.
No one else was injured in the crash.
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