Driver crashes into police car injuring four, including two officers

Austen Erblat, South Florida Sun Sentinel
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A woman was seriously injured after crashing her car into a police car, causing a three-car pileup. Three others were injured, including two Pembroke Pines officers, who were on a traffic stop, according to a police statement.

The crash occurred at around 2 a.m. Sunday at the 13300 block of Pines Blvd. near NW 136th Ave. The woman and her passenger had to be extricated from their vehicle by fire rescue crews. The eastbound lanes of Pines Boulevard were shut down for about six hours, according to police.

It started when two officers pulled a driver over on a traffic stop early Sunday morning. A police statement says the three cars were stopped in the road and the police cruisers had their emergency lights activated.

A 30-year-old woman, who police did not immediately identify, was driving a silver 2006 Toyota east on Pines Boulevard, when police say she crashed into one of the police cars, sending that car into the other cruiser.

The driver received serious injuries according to police. She and the passenger were cut from their car using specialized tools by fire rescue crews and taken to Memorial Regional Hospital. The two officers had minor injuries.

Police did not identify any of the people involved, including the officers, and did not provide any additional information Sunday afternoon.

The crash is currently under investigation, a police spokeswoman said.

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Austen Erblat can be reached at aerblat@sunsentinel.com or on Twitter @AustenErblat.