On Sunday, a driver struck a Florida Highway Patrol vehicle while trying to avoid a traffic stop, causing injuries to four people inside the patrol car.
A sedan was stopped for speeding in the southbound lanes of the Veterans Expressway at 11:10 a.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The accident took place around mile marker 12.5, or just north of the Hutchinson Road exit in the Greater Northdale region.
Another speeding driver lost control of his SUV on the wet roadway as the two vehicles pulled over to the shoulder and stopped, slamming into the back of the FHP car. The police cruiser was hurled forward into the trunk of the sedan.
The SUV’s 52-year-old New Port Richey driver suffered minor injuries in the collision. Minor injuries were sustained by the sedan’s occupants, two men from Land O’Lakes, one aged 59 and the other 25.A 61-year-old male FHP trooper from Land O’Lakes was also hurt in the collision.
A Driver Causes A Chain Reaction Crash On Veterans Expressway After Colliding With A Patrol Car
On Sunday afternoon, a multi-vehicle collision involving a Florida Highway Patrol car caused minor injuries to four people.
FHP reports that an SUV driven by a 52-year-old man lost control and crashed into the back of a police car after the trooper had stopped another vehicle for speeding and both vehicles had pulled over to the side of the road.
The force of the collision propelled the police car forward, where it slammed into the sedan that had been stopped. According to the investigating troopers, the SUV’s high rate of speed contributed to the accident. The three vehicles stopped on the highway’s outer lane.
During A Routine Traffic Stop In Florida, An SUV Collides With A Cruiser
When an SUV collided with the cruiser he was sitting in and another vehicle he had stopped, the trooper from the Florida Highway Patrol was lucky to walk away with only “minor injuries,” according to the official report.
FHP said it occurred at 11:10 a.m. on New Year’s Day in the southbound lanes of Veterans Expressway, near Hutchinson Road in Hillsborough County.
The agency said the trooper had pulled the driver over for speeding. They had pulled over to the side of the road and were waiting in their vehicles.
There was an SUV involved, driven by a man the highway patrol only identified as a 52-year-old from New Port Richey, who crashed into the highway patrol car. The police car was pushed forward by the impact and crashed into the stopped vehicle.
According to the FHP report, the SUV driver “lost control” because they were “traveling too fast for the wet roadway conditions southbound on SR-589.”
A crash report reveals that the involved FHP trooper is a 61-year-old man from Land O’Lakes, though the FHP has not released his name.
His injuries were described as “minor,” as were those of the SUV driver. According to the crash report, both the 59-year-old driver and the 25-year-old passenger in the car were injured, albeit “minorly.”
The Driver Of A New Port Richey Vehicle Collides With A Florida Highway Patrol Vehicle During An Enforcement Stop
On Sunday morning, an SUV crashed into the cruiser of a Florida Highway Patrol officer and another vehicle he had stopped. The officer suffered minor injuries.
The Florida Highway Patrol reports that the wreck occurred on the Veterans Expressway near Hutchinson Road in Hillsborough County at around 11 a.m. on New Year’s Day.
A car had been pulled over for speeding, and the trooper had gotten behind the wheel. In the event of a traffic stop, all of the cars pulled over to the shoulder of the highway.
When the SUV driven by a 52-year-old man from New Port Richey crashed into the trooper’s cruiser. The force of the collision propelled the police car forward, where it collided with the stopped vehicle.
The SUV driver “lost control” because they were “traveling too fast for the wet roadway conditions southbound on SR-589,” according to the troopers.
Apparently, as the two Land O Lakes residents were waiting on the side of State Road 589, a 52-year-old man from New Port Richey who was driving an SUV “too fast for the wet roadway conditions” lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the back of the FHP cruiser.
The patrol car slammed into the front vehicle, killing the 25-year-old passenger, and sending the front vehicle careening into oncoming traffic. Troopers claim that the patrol car, the sedan, and the SUV all pulled over to the side of the road. According to FHP, all four people involved in the accident were only lightly hurt.