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Pinellas Deputy Taken to Hospital after Traffic Accident

Car Accident | Car Crash | Traffic Accident

The Pinellas County sheriff is investigating the accident, which happened in unincorporated Clearwater.

PINELLAS COUNTY – A Pinellas County deputy was taken to the hospital Friday (July 24) after her patrol car was rear-ended by a box truck.

The Pinellas County sheriff is investigating the accident in which Deputy Jane Hanna received non-life threatening injuries. Hanna has worked for the Pinellas sheriff since August 2014.

Deputies say Hanna had stopped her marked patrol car, a 2005 Chevrolet Impala, at a red light near Ulmerton Road and 34th Street N about 2:15 p.m. Friday (July 24)  in the unincorporated Clearwater area. A 2013 Goodwill delivery box truck driven by Jeremias Rodriguez, 48, of St. Petersburg, was stopped behind her.

As the light turned green, deputies say Rodriguez began to accelerate before Hanna started moving. The box truck hit the rear of Hanna’s cruiser. Hanna was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Rodriguez was not injured. Deputies say neither speed nor drug/alcohol impairment appear to be factors in the crash. The investigation is continuing.

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