Sweetwater officer hurt in crash with school bus



A Miami-Dade school bus driver may be ticketed for an accident that left a Sweetwater police officer hospitalized Thursday morning.

According to Sweetwater police chief Roberto Fulgueira, the school bus was making a “three point” turn in the parking lot of a McDonald’s restaurant at Southwest 112th Avenue and 152nd Street in South Miami-Dade.

During the turn, the driver backed into the roadway and into the path of the police car.

Fulgueira said the officer had “nowhere to go” and could not avoid hitting the back of the bus.

The officer, a corporal who has worked for at Sweetwater for four years, was not at fault, according to Fulgueira.

The bus driver will likely be ticketed.

The officer was cut by flying windshield glass and also had a minor injury to his arm caused by the airbag that inflated.

He was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in stable condition.

The school bus driver wasn’t hurt and there were no students on the bus.

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