Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Hillsborough deputy who was trapped and injured in crash is released from hospital

TAMPA — The Hillsborough County sheriff's deputy seriously injured in a crash Wednesday was released from the hospital Wednesday night.

Deputy Michael Hannaford, 30, was at home recovering Thursday, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The cruiser was turning left about 5:45 p.m. into the Sheriff's Office District 2 station parking lot on Falkenburg and Windhorst roads when a Ford Taurus crashed into its passenger side.

Hannaford, a nine-year veteran, was in the passenger seat during the crash and was trapped inside. Rescue workers cut him out, and he was taken to Tampa General Hospital.

The cruiser's driver, Deputy Christopher Maffei, 28, also was taken to Tampa General with minor injuries. Maffei has been with the Sheriff's Office for four years.

Officials were investigating the cause of the crash Thursday and have not determined who was at fault, the Sheriff's Office said.

The other driver, Teresa Tymes, 32, of Tampa, was not injured.

Hillsborough deputy who was trapped and injured in crash is released from hospital 04/19/12 [Last modified: Thursday, April 19, 2012 12:39pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Once 'angry' about Obamacare, Republican David Jolly came to see it as 'safety net'

    Blogs

    Former Congressman David Jolly, who ran against Obamacare in 2013, said in an interview Monday night that he now considers it a "safety net."

  2. Five children hospitalized after chlorine release at Tampa pool store

    Accidents

    Five children were sickened at a pool store north of Tampa on Monday after a cloud of chlorine was released, according to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue.

  3. Deputies find unidentified decomposing body in Dunedin canal

    Public Safety

    DUNEDIN — Pinellas County sheriff's deputies found an unidentified male body floating in a Dunedin canal Monday afternoon, the Sheriff's Office said.

  4. Rays acquire slick-fielding shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria from Marlins

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Chaim Bloom said the Rays weren't necessarily in the market for a shortstop. The team has a number of those. But when the Marlins recently began shopping Adeiny Hechavarria, well, that was too much to pass up.

    Adeiny Hechavarria has emerged as one of baseball’s top defensive shortstops in the past three seasons with the Marlins.
  5. Lightning journal: Forward Yanni Gourde agrees to two-year deal

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — Just three years ago, Yanni Gourde was fighting to stay in pro hockey.

    Tampa Bay Lightning center Yanni Gourde celebrates after scoring against the Florida Panthers during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) TPA108