(SUN-SENTINEL) — As the 21-year-old driver pulled toward the intersection, the approaching headlights glinted only faintly in the distance.
"They were very far away,'' Heather Meyer said later. "I didn't even know what kind of car it was.''
In that oncoming car: Broward Sheriff's Deputy Frank McCurrie, racing to aid a fellow officer with a traffic stop. McCurrie hit the gas, accelerating from 24 to 87 mph in 24 seconds, and reached Meyer just as she turned left off Dixie Highway in Oakland Park.
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The deputy's Ford Crown Victoria T-boned the Honda Civic with such force it sliced the car in two behind the front seats. The front spun clockwise for more than 30 feet while the mangled rear hurtled into a swale 70 feet away.
"I couldn't see very well because I was bleeding from my eye,'' Meyer told investigators.