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Deputies: Speeding, runaway vehicle causes crash on Bayside Bridge

CLEARWATER — A speeding car being pursued by Pinellas Sheriff's deputies on the Bayside Bridge caused a two-vehicle crash Saturday night, deputies said.

It happened just before 7 p.m. on the southbound lanes. As the Ford sedan was being pursued by a deputy, the driver lost control and veered into the northbound lanes near the southern portion of the bridge, deputies said. There, the Ford struck another car in the northbound lanes, deputies said.

Two people in that car, identified only as a husband and wife, suffered non-life threatening injuries, deputies said.

The northbound portion of the bridge was shut down as deputies investigated. Traffic is being diverted to Roosevelt Boulevard.

Deputies said the driver and passenger of the Ford were taken into custody.

Deputies: Speeding, runaway vehicle causes crash on Bayside Bridge 06/11/11 [Last modified: Saturday, June 11, 2011 8:49pm]
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