Miami Police Dog and Handler Released From Hospital After Crash

A police dog and a detective have been released from treatment for injuries sustained in a car wreck, the Miami-Dade Police Department said on Thursday, August 11.

“We are thankful that K9 Fox and his handler have been released from the hospital following a rollover crash,” the MDPD said, referring to the dog and the unnamed officer.

Local media reported on August 10 that a narcotics detective and the dog were both injured in a crash on the Florida Turnpike in Miami-Dade.

The police officer’s car “collided” with a crane around 3:15 pm local time and rolled over, the report said, without clarifying whether the officer struck the crane.

The officer sustained head and shoulder injuries and was airlifted to a local hospital in critical condition, while the dog’s were classified as “minor.”

Video released by MDPD on August 11 shows the dog, with a bandage on one leg, being led to a car. Credit: Miami-Dade Police Department via Storyful

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