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A 25-year officer is critically injured when his police motorcycle and a car collide

Sheridan Street at 136th Ave is closed pending police investigation of a crash that injured a Pembroke Pines cop riding a motorcycle.
Sheridan Street at 136th Ave is closed pending police investigation of a crash that injured a Pembroke Pines cop riding a motorcycle. Google Maps

Pembroke Pines police Sgt. John Baker was critically injured in a crash involving his police motorcycle and a car on Sheridan Street Saturday morning, according to the Pembroke Pines Police Department.

Baker is in critical but stable condition at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Pines police said, while the driver of the car wasn’t hurt. Video from the scene shows the car is a blue sedan.

Baker, a 25-year Pines cop who oversees the Traffic Unit and is one of the agency’s public information officers, was on duty when the crash happened around 7 a.m. near 14800 Sheridan St. This shut down a chunk of Sheridan Street, including the Interstate 75 ramps, until just before 2 p.m.

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