LIGHTHOUSE POINT, FLA. (WSVN) - A Broward County Sheriff’s Office deputy was hurt and hospitalized following a crash in Lighthouse Point.
On Monday morning, crews picked up the debris caused by the crash.
Around 9:30 p.m., BSO officers and Lighthouse Point Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene on Sunday at 3900 N. Federal Highway.
Officials said the deputy, along with two others inside another vehicle, were transported to the hospital with injuries deemed not life-threatening.
Welber Carvalho, a witness, said he was glad no one died but was shocked nonetheless.
“I heard a loud bang, walked out of the house, and I saw a bunch of cops, and the way the car was located, it seemed pretty big,” he said.
Carvalho took video from across the road.
In the video, the deputy’s car was seen hitting a water line and a tree.
“It was crazy,” Carvalho said.
In light of this incident, drivers are encouraged to partake in Move Over Awareness Month as a reminder of the Florida law to maneuver their vehicle into another lane when any emergency or police vehicle has its lights on and to slow down 20 MPH lower than the speed limit.
As a result of the crash, a water pipe was broken but is currently undergoing repairs.
People who live and work in the area said incidents like this happen frequently.
The gas station in the area recently fixed the exact spot from another crash that happened a few weeks ago.
“Yeah, there’s a lot of movement here that is quite over the speed limit,” Carvalho said.
Details of this incident are limited as the BSO Traffic Homicide Unit is still investigating the details of the crash.
BSO said the deputy was responding to a call but would not confirm if he had his lights on. He remains hospitalized, Monday.
The condition of the other two injured has not been revealed.
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