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Hillsborough deputy's cruiser struck by car

A Hillsborough County deputy was injured early Saturday when a driver turned in front him and hit the patrol car, the Sheriff's Office said.

Deputy Robert Wright was heading east on W Hillsborough Avenue near Silvermill Drive when a driver in a 2011 Nissan tuned left in front of him at 3:55 a.m., according to investigators. The front of the Nissan hit the driver's side of the cruiser.

Wright and the other driver, Russell H. Lunsford, 29, of Belle Chase Circle in Tampa, were taken to St. Joseph's Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Hillsborough deputy's cruiser struck by car 01/11/14 [Last modified: Saturday, January 11, 2014 10:36am]
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