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For Immediate Release:
September 26, 2016

Media Contact:
Det. Jennifer Capote

Topic: Traffic Crash
Case #: PD160926365115
Date & Time of Occurrence: 09/26/2016 at approx. 2:28p.m.
Address of Occurrence: 9000 Block & S.W. 137 Avenue
  Miami FL
Driver #1:
Driver's Name: not available, (W/M)
Driver's Description: 22 year veteran with MDPD
Driver #2:
Driver's Name: Rafael Rodriguez-Peguero, (W/M)
Driver's DOB: 10/24/1936
Driver's Age: 79
Driver's Address: 9533 S.W. 4 Street
  Miami, FL
Vehicle #1:
Vehicle Make/Model: Harley-Davidson/motorcycle
Vehicle #2:
Vehicle Make/Model: 2001-Dodge Caravan
Vehicle Color: gray
Vehicle Lic. Plate: V529PS

Traffic Crash

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD), Traffic Homicide Bureau, is investigating a traffic accident that left an MDPD motorman injured. 

According to investigators at approximately 2:28 p.m., the MDPD motorman was traveling southbound on S.W.137 Avenue when the driver of vehicle #2 ran the stop sign while attempting to make a left turn onto S.W. 137 Avenue, causing the accident. The officer was ejected from his motorcycle.  

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department responded to the scene and transported the officer to Kendall Regional Hospital Trauma Center. We have since learned that he is in stable condition and continues to be evaluated by Medical personnel.   The driver of vehicle #2 was transported to West Kendall Baptist Hospital with minor injuries.  

The investigation continues.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers
(305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477
Visit and select “Give a Tip”
Send a text message to 274637. Enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.

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