Tampa Police Officer Injured in Traffic Crash
A reserve police officer and a bicyclist were also hurt, the Tampa Police Department said.
TAMPA – A police officer answering an emergency call was injured late Wednesday (Aug. 1) night when he swerved to avoid a crash and hit a tree, the Tampa Police Department said.
A reserve officer who was a passenger in the cruiser and a bicyclist were also injured as a result of the crash. All three were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The reserve officer was treated and released. The officer and bicyclist remained in the hospital early this morning (Aug. 2).
The names of those involved and details were not immediately available.
Police said the officer was answering a call for service about 10:45 p.m. when he swerved to avoid traffic entering his lane of travel and hit a tree near E Martin Luther King and N Suwanee Avenue. The bicyclist was traveling east on E Martin Luther King when he was hit.
Tampa police said they have contacted the driver of the second involved vehicle. The investigation as it relates to that driver is ongoing.
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