Dade County sheriff's major hit, loses leg in high-speed chase

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photo Times Free Press file photo/ Major Tommy Bradford walks with his son, Aidan Bradford, after finishing his first day of Pre-Kindergarten class in August 2006.

A man and woman being chased by several law enforcement agencies hit and injured Dade County Sheriff's Office Major Tommy Bradford this afternoon.

Dade County Emergency Services Director Alex Case said Bradford lay down a spike strip on U.S. Highway 11 South and Cedar Lane, near the county's soccer fields. Passing through, the driver hit Bradford on the side of the road.

Case said Bradford lost his left leg below the knee. A response team treated him at the scene, before he was airlifted to Erlanger Health Center.