PASCO COUNTY, Fla. – A Pasco Sheriff Deputy was by hit car early Saturday morning, while the deputy and fire emergency crews had responded to a fire in the area of State Road 52 and Land O’Lakes Boulevard, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. The Deputy was directing traffic.
SR 52/ Land O'Lakes Blvd – Land O'Lakes – O4
EB and WB of SR 52 shut down between Land O'Lakes Blvd and Kent Grove Dr due to a structure fire on SR 52 and a pedestrian struck. PCFR and PSO on scene, FHP aware.— Pasco Sheriff (@PascoSheriff) October 17, 2020
“A Deputy was struck by a vehicle this morning while assisting Pasco County Fire Rescue directing traffic as they worked a structure fire. The Deputy was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and the investigation is being conducted by FHP, ” said spokesperson Amanda Hunter.
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