Advertisement
  1. News

Clearwater police officer involved in car accident

LAURA MOREL | TIMES Three people, including a law enforcement officer, are being treated for non-life threatening injuries at a local hospital after a car crash this afternoon at Missouri Avenue and Drew Street, authorities said. The collision occurred shortly after 4 p.m., said police spokesman Rob Shaw. The injured individuals, whose names have not been released, were transported to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg and St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa Shaw said. The Clearwater police officer's black, unmarked Dodge Charger was badly damaged when it collided with the other car, a Honda. Police said the injured officer radioed for help after the impact. It remains unclear what caused the accident. Authorities are investigating.
LAURA MOREL | TIMES Three people, including a law enforcement officer, are being treated for non-life threatening injuries at a local hospital after a car crash this afternoon at Missouri Avenue and Drew Street, authorities said. The collision occurred shortly after 4 p.m., said police spokesman Rob Shaw. The injured individuals, whose names have not been released, were transported to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg and St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa Shaw said. The Clearwater police officer's black, unmarked Dodge Charger was badly damaged when it collided with the other car, a Honda. Police said the injured officer radioed for help after the impact. It remains unclear what caused the accident. Authorities are investigating.
Published Jan. 20, 2015

CLEARWATER — Three people, including a law enforcement officer, are being treated for non-life threatening injuries at a local hospital after a car crash this afternoon at Missouri Avenue and Drew Street, authorities said.

Clearwater Police Sergeant Stephen Wannos was on duty when his black, unmarked police vehicle and a Honda Accord carrying two people collided just after 4 p.m. Wannos radioed for help after the collision, police said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, police spokesman Rob Shaw said.

The names of the Honda occupants were not released. All three crash victims were treated for non-life threatening injuries at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg and St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa.

Traffic on Drew Street shut down for more than three hours, Shaw said.

Wannos has been with the Clearwater Police Department since 1998. He made the news last month when he discovered his personal information had been obtained by a Clearwater man who had used it to apply fraudulently for credit cards.

No further information was immediately available.