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Deputy slightly injured in rear-end collision

SPRING HILL

Deputy slightly hurt in rear-end collision

A Hernando sheriff's deputy received minor injuries Tuesday afternoon when he rear-ended another vehicle near Oak Hill Hospital, authorities said.

Deputy Robert Santoro was "observing a traffic violation occur" on Cortez Boulevard about 8:45 a.m. when he collided with the vehicle directly in front of Oak Hill, said sheriff's spokeswoman Denise Moloney. Santoro was treated for minor injuries; the driver of the other vehicle was not injured.

SPRING HILL

SUV crashes through beauty salon window

A sport utility vehicle drove through the front window of the High Point Beauty Salon about 2 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said.

Neither the driver of the vehicle nor anyone inside the salon, at 12085 Cortez Blvd., was injured, according to Spring Hill Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Carroll.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the GMC Terrain SUV was driven by Marilyn Rae Sartin, 78, of High Point. Sartin told troopers she was attempting to park the vehicle at the time of the crash. She said she was trying to use the shift and was neither braking nor accelerating. She was cited for careless driving.

Deputy slightly injured in rear-end collision 12/04/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 7:08pm]
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