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Broward Sheriff's Office deputy injured in crash while transporting prisoners

The deputy was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries
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Posted at 2:30 PM, Nov 28, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-28 14:30:38-05

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — The Broward Sheriff's Office said a deputy had to be taken to a hospital after a crash involving two prisoner transport units and a car Tuesday morning.

The crash happened at around 5:31 a.m. near West Atlantic Boulevard and North Andrews Avenue in Pompano Beach.

BSO Public Information Officer Gerdy St. Louis said the crash involved two BSO prisoner transport units and a car. Detectives said one of the transport units, a van, was carrying seven prisoners while the other unit, a bus, was carrying 45.

Pompano Beach Fire Rescue crews took a BSO deputy to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Seven prisoners were taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution.

St. Louis said BSO Pompano Beach District detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident.