COOPER CITY, FLA. (WSVN) - A driver in Cooper City was struck by a Broward Sheriff’s Office SUV in Cooper City, sending both motorists to the hospital and triggering a search for a bicyclist who was initially believed to have been involved in the collision.
7Skyforce HD hovered above the scene at the corner of Palm Avenue and Southwest 52nd Street, at around 4 p.m., Thursday. The BSO SUV showed significant front-end damage, and the civilian driver’s silver Nissan sedan had extensive damage to the passenger side.
According to officials, the male driver of the Nissan was T-boned by the SUV at around 3:10 p.m. The impact caused the sedan to spin through the intersection, taking out a traffic light.
Cameras showed a bicycle on the other side of the guardrail, but reports that a bicyclist had caused the driver of the Nissan to swerve in order to avoid him were unfounded. Deputies requested a dive team, then cancelled that request.
Just after 5 p.m., a BSO helicopter was seen flying over the canal.
Investigators said the male deputy was en route to a call at the time of the crash.
Rescue crews transported both victims to Memorial Regional Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.
Deputies have shut down northbound lanes of Palm Avenue along the 5300 block, as well as westbound lanes of 52nd Street at 101st Avenue.
Officials urge drivers to avoid the area and seek alternate routes.
7News cameras captured the Nissan being towed from the scene.
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