Police-involved motorcycle accident shuts down Palmetto in NW Miami-Dade

NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A police-involved motorcycle accident on the westbound lanes of the Palmetto Expressway in Northwest Miami-Dade is causing heavy delays.

Florida Highway Patrol opened up the westbound lanes on the Palmetto Expressway at 6 p.m. between 57th and 67th avenues, Tuesday.

About an hour earlier, the eastbound lanes were reopened after the officer injured was airlifted to a nearby hospital.

The only roadway that remains closed is the exit ramp onto 67th Avenue, which is westbound on the Palmetto Expressway.

The motorman was part of the detail of the Pinecrest Police Department that was in the area for a presidential candidate and was returning to Pinecrest when the accident occurred, just after 4 p.m., according to police.

Traffic is moving slowly in the area.

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