Bicyclists killed in Pembroke Pines

A woman driving a black SUV with a New York license plate struck and killed a bicyclist on University Drive near North Perry Airport early Sunday morning, according to the Pembroke Pines Police Department. 

The woman told police officers that she didn’t see the man who was riding a bicycle northbound along University Drive between Pembroke Road and Pines Boulevard.

The SUV crashed into a pole about 12 blocks away from the man’s body and mangled bicycle. The woman and a front-seat passenger said they jumped out when they thought the airbags were catching on fire and the car was unoccupied when it crashed. 

“From their point of view, there was an explosion in the car and there was a lot of smoke,” Sgt. John Baker, a spokesman for the Pembroke Pines Police Department, said. 

The crash investigation took over the northbound lanes of University Drive from Pembroke Road to Pines Boulevard, and the southbound lanes of University Drive from Pembroke Road to about Northwest Third Street. 

Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue took the woman driving the SUV and the front seat passenger to Memorial Regional Hospital. The fatal crash and the single-vehicle crash remained under investigation. 

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Turnpike crash in southwest Miami-Dade leaves several injured

The Florida Highway Patrol closed the northbound lanes of Florida’s Turnpike in southwest Miami-Dade County after a Saturday afternoon crash with several injuries.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue was called at 5:09 p.m. to the scene of the crash involving an SUV that rolled over in the northbound lanes near Southwest 112th Avenue.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel said two children were ground-transported to nearby hospitals, and one woman and two other small children were taken by air rescue to trauma hospitals.

FHP troopers blocked all of the northbound lanes about 5:10 p.m.

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Ship collides with BSO patrol boat off Port Everglades

Two Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies were injured Saturday afternoon when a ship from the Holland America Line and a BSO Harbor Patrol boat collided at Port Everglades.

Ellen Kennedy, a spokeswoman for Port Everglades, said the ship involved was the MS Oosterdam, which remained at Terminal 29 at 2026 Eller Dr.

Deputies said the Port Everglades Harbor Patrol boat with the two deputies had a mechanical failure that caused it to crash into the Holland America Oosterdam around 4:30 p.m.

Both deputies were taken to Broward Health Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

Damage to the ship appears to be superficial, but the ship’s departure has been delayed as it awaits the completion of the Coast Guard’s inspection, deputies said.

The incident remained under investigation Saturday evening.

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Ship collides with BSO patrol boat off Port Everglades

Two Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies were injured Saturday afternoon when a ship from the Holland America Line and a BSO Harbor Patrol boat collided at Port Everglades.

Ellen Kennedy, a spokeswoman for Port Everglades, said the ship involved was the MS Oosterdam, which remained at Terminal 29 at 2026 Eller Dr.

Deputies said the Port Everglades Harbor Patrol boat with the two deputies had a mechanical failure that caused it to crash into the Holland America Oosterdam around 4:30 p.m.

Both deputies were taken to Broward Health Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

Damage to the ship appears to be superficial, but the ship’s departure has been delayed as it awaits the completion of the Coast Guard’s inspection, deputies said.

The incident remained under investigation Saturday evening.

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Turnpike crash in southwest Miami-Dade leaves several injured

The Florida Highway Patrol closed the northbound lanes of Florida’s Turnpike in southwest Miami-Dade County after a Saturday afternoon crash with several injuries.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue was called at 5:09 p.m. to the scene of the crash involving an SUV that rolled over in the northbound lanes near Southwest 112th Avenue.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue personnel said two children were ground-transported to nearby hospitals, and one woman and two other small children were taken by air rescue to trauma hospitals.

FHP troopers blocked all of the northbound lanes about 5:10 p.m.

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Rev. Al Sharpton leads Veterans Day Service in memory of Sgt. La David Johnson

Gold Star widow Myeshia Johnson attended a Veterans Day service in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood with Rev. Al Sharpton and Rep. Frederica Wilson. 

Sharpton’s special prayer at the St. Agnes Episcopal Church at 1750 NW 3rd Ave., focused on comforting Sgt. La David Johnson’s pregnant widow. She is still waiting for the results of the Pentagon’s investigation on her husband’s death at the hands of Islamic militants in Africa. 

Denrick E. Rolle, the church’s pastor, Rev. Dennis M. Jackson II, of New Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, members of the African American Council of Christian Clergy, representatives from each branch of the military and members of the 5000 Role Models Alumni also participated in the service.  

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