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No one injured in four-car crash that involved Pinellas deputy

LARGO — A Pinellas deputy was involved in a four-vehicle, chain reaction crash on Ulmerton Road Tuesday afternoon.

Neither Deputy Tim Myers, a homeless outreach officer with the agency since 1999, nor the other vehicle occupants were injured, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

The accident happened just before 1:30 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of Ulmerton, just east of Seminole Boulevard.

According to the Sheriff's Office, Myers, 44, was on duty in his 2006 Chevrolet Impala cruiser, traveling eastbound on Ulmerton near the Largo Mall entrance when he failed to come a complete stop and rear-ended a 2011 Toyota Prius driven by 44-year-old Gail Hoffman, of North Redington Beach.

Witnesses said the light was green, but traffic had begun to slow to a stop in front of Hoffman and Myers.

The impact of the crash sent the Prius into the rear bumper of a 2000 Firebird driven by 34-year-old Amber Saltzman, of Largo.

Robert Faughnan, 43, of Pinellas Park, was also eastbound on Ulmerton when he hit the back of Myer's cruiser almost immediately after Myer rear-ended the Prius, the Sheriff's Office said. The impact sent Myer's cruiser into the back of the Prius a second time.

An investigation is ongoing.

No one injured in four-car crash that involved Pinellas deputy 12/20/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 4:53pm]
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