Crash in Hialeah sends police officer, and another man to the hospital

A serious crash in Hialeah involving an unmarked police car sent an officer to the hospital with a leg injury and another man to the hospital with serious injuries.

The accident happened at about 5:30 p.m. at the intersection of East Eighth Avenue (Le Jeune Road) and East 53rd Street.

According to Hialeah Police Det. Carl Zogby, the officer was driving an unmarked silver Chevy Malibu southbound on Le Jeune Road when it collided with a red Nissan Altima, traveling northbound on Le Jeune.

Zogby said that the Nissan made a left turn onto East 53rd Street and hit the southbound police vehicle.

The officer was transported to Palmetto Hospital with a leg injury and the passenger of the Nissan was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the Nissan was not injured.

The crash is still under investigation.