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FHP officer, pedestrian injured in Clearwater crash

CLEARWATER — Authorities are investigating a chain-reaction crash that left a pedestrian and Florida Highway Patrol officer seriously injured Tuesday night.

The accident, which occurred just after 7 p.m. on U.S. 19 north of Curlew Road, happened as an FHP community service officer was investigating an earlier crash, spokesman Sgt. Larry Kraus said.

The officer was handling the scene along the northbound lanes of U.S. 19 when a car lost control and hit the officer's cruiser, Kraus said, knocking it into the officer and a pedestrian, who was involved in the earlier accident.

The cruiser then hit the car in front of it, then hit the tow truck on scene. Both the officer and pedestrian were taken to Bayfront Medical Center. As of Tuesday night, the officer was stable, Kraus said.

The road was wet at the time of the accident, Kraus said. The names of the people involved were not released late Tuesday. Charges are pending.

FHP officer, pedestrian injured in Clearwater crash 11/10/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 11:14pm]
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