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Miami officer injured in crash while responding to call

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a Miami police officer is in “extremely critical” condition after his vehicle collided with another car.

Miami police spokeswoman Kenia Fallat told reporters at the accident scene that the officer was “responding in emergency mode to a priority call” when the crash happened at 4:30 a.m. Monday.

Fallat says 26-year-old Carlos Gomez, who has been with the agency for one year, suffered head and leg injuries. Gomez was unconscious and trapped in his cruiser, which was pushed into a building near the intersection.

She says the other driver — 47-year-old Julio Jimenez — suffered a possible broken leg.

Investigators are trying to learn what caused the crash.

Fallat says officers are talking to possible witnesses and looking at a surveillance video from nearby buildings.

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