Two Broward Sheriff's Office deputies were injured Monday when their patrol car slammed into a tree as they were preparing to pull over a car that had been stolen.
The accident happened just after noon Monday at 3702 SW 52 Ave. in Pembroke Park.
According to the BSO, the deputies ran the tag of the car and it came back that it was a stolen.
“They were preparing to conduct the felony stop, and another vehicle stopped abruptly in front of him,” spokeswoman Dani Moschella said. “So he swerved to avoid that vehicle.”
The result: a smashed deputy car and two officers taken to the hospital with minor injuries. One of the officers was released Monday afternoon.
Meanwhile, the stolen vehicle was abandoned near the crash site, but whoever was inside took off. BSO launched a search with the help of a helicopter and K-9 units, but never located the person or persons in the car.
Anyone with information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.