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Tampa Police Officer Crashes Into Car And Light Pole Responding To Hit And Run

TAMPA, FL – A Tampa Police Officer was responding to a report of a Hit-and-Run where a subject was trapped inside of an overturned vehicle on Saturday.

The officer was traveling westbound on M.L.K. Blvd. in a marked vehicle with lights and siren activated, according to investigators.

Police say as the marked vehicle crossed 29th St., it struck the back right quarter panel of a Nissan Sentra and the officer collided into TECO light pole.

The officer and the driver of the Nissan Sentra were transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The crash remains under investigation and we will update this story if more details are released.

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