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Three cars hit as Clearwater man flees deputies

SAFETY HARBOR — A Clearwater man was arrested Wednesday night after, authorities said, he fled from a traffic stop and collided with three vehicles.

Deron Coleman, 20, of 2817 Candlewood St., faces charges of driving with a suspended license, fleeing and eluding, resisting arrest without violence and leaving the scene of a crash with bodily injury and property damage.

The incident began about 6:45 p.m. when Pinellas County sheriff's deputies tried to make a traffic stop on State Road 580 in Oldsmar, officials said.

Coleman sped away in a 2008 Chrysler 300. Then, heading west on SR 580, he clipped a 2006 Mazda driven by 25-year-old Casey Zakany of Tampa as he tried to pass her.

Deputies say Coleman continued through Safety Harbor. Then, westbound on Martin Luther King Street, Coleman ran a stop sign at McMullen Booth Road and struck a Honda Accord driven by 44-year-old Ana Swallow, causing it to hit an Infiniti driven by 36-year-old Paul Zimorski of Palm Harbor.

Swallow, who is from Missoula, Mont., was taken to Mease Countrywide Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, police said. Zimorski and Zakany were not injured.

Coleman was held at the Pinellas County Jail Thursday in lieu of $31,750 bail.

Three cars hit as Clearwater man flees deputies 05/01/08 [Last modified: Sunday, May 4, 2008 11:36pm]
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