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Deputy In Police Car Hits Man In North Broward County

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BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BROWARD COUNTY, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A Broward Sheriff’s Deputy struck a man with a police cruiser this morning in Pompano Beach. Both the victim and deputy are receiving medical treatment.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office released this statement:

OFFICIAL BROWARD SHERIFF’S OFFICE STATEMENT:

(UPDATED 1:26 p.m.) — The preliminary investigation reveals that the pedestrian was driving a sanitation truck southbound on North Ocean Boulevard and stopped the vehicle in the shared designated left turn lane in front of a construction site. At the same time, a BSO deputy was driving a BSO marked 2015 Dodge Charger and was heading northbound on North Ocean Boulevard. As the deputy approached the designated left turn lane, the pedestrian exited his vehicle and stepped into the northbound lane of North Ocean Boulevard, directly into the path of the deputy. The pedestrian was struck by the deputy’s vehicle. The deputy came to a controlled stop a short distance away and immediately attempted to render aid and reported the crash. Speed does not appear to be a factor in the crash. Additionally, the roadway in that area has fully reopened.

ORIGINAL STATEMENT:

Shortly after 5:30 a.m. on Friday, July 29, Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a deputy-involved crash that occurred in the 1100 block of North Ocean Drive in Pompano Beach. The preliminary investigation reveals that an on-duty deputy struck an adult male. Pompano Beach Fire Rescue responded and transported the individual to an area hospital with life threatening injuries. The BSO deputy was transported to an area hospital as a precaution. BSO’s Traffic Homicide Unit is investigating the circumstances of the crash. Both directions of North Ocean Drive between the 1000 and 1300 blocks are closed at this time. Motorists are urged to avoid the area. 

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