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I-275 crash involving Tampa police officer snarls traffic

TAMPA — A police officer was hospitalized with a possible broken leg after another driver rear-ended his unmarked patrol car. The wreck snarled southbound traffic on I-275 for most of Monday morning.

At about 8:30 a.m., Captain Dan Lyons was slowing for stopped traffic ahead of him when a 2002 Ford Econoline van slammed into him at about 45 mph, police said.

Lyons crashed into the driver ahead of him, which struck another car.

Lyons was taken to Tampa General Hospital. No other drivers were injured.

Police said the Econoline driver, Mario Boucourt, 30, was cited with careless driving.

Damage to Lyons's police car was estimated at about $5,000, and the van had about $3,000 in damage, police said. The other cars had minor damage.

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