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Tampa officer involved in a crash responding to a hit-and-run accident

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Posted at 8:40 PM, Oct 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-24 10:13:47-04

TAMPA, Fla. — A Tampa Police officer was involved in a crash while responding to a different accident. It happened at Martin Luther King Blvd and North 29th Street in Tampa at around 1:30 p.m.

According to a press release provided by Tampa Police, an officer was responding to a hit-and-run crash with lights and sirens activated on M.L.K. Blvd. The police vehicle crossed 29th Street and hit the back right of a Nissan Sentra. This caused the police vehicle to crash into a TECO pole.

Both the officer and driver of the Nissan Sentra were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation according to police.

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