Former MENUDO singer MIGUEL CANCEL has been injured in a Florida car crash, after the police van he was riding in overturned.

Cancel was a member of the huge Latino pop entourage during the 1980s, in which RICKY MARTIN started his music career.

Now a police officer, Cancel and three policemen were travelling south on the Florida turnpike, near Yeehaw Junction, on Saturday (04DEC04) when a tire blew, forcing the car to flip on the northbound lane.

Back-seat passengers Cancel, 37, and EUGENIO ARENCIBIA, 32, were not wearing seatbelts and were ejected from the vehicle.

Coral Gables police Lieutenant PAUL MIYARES says Cancel is currently in hospital with a "severe injury to his left hand".

06/12/2004 21:48