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Deputy, elderly man hurt in Palm Harbor traffic crash

PINELLAS — A deputy was hurt during a traffic crash in Palm Harbor Sunday night, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

Deputy Jason Howard, 41, was at a red light on the intersection of Alderman and Belcher roads about 9:30 p.m. when he was about to conduct a traffic stop. As he flashed his patrol car's emergency lights and siren and made a left onto Belcher Road, a Chrysler heading south struck the deputy, the Sheriff's Office said.

Howard was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Chrysler, 81-year-old Charles Haenig, sustained minor injuries.

Deputy, elderly man hurt in Palm Harbor traffic crash 06/11/12 [Last modified: Monday, June 11, 2012 6:39am]

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