Tampa, FL (April 21, 2020) – Florida Highway Patrol responded to an accident that occurred on I-275 this past Sunday that injured two individuals.
The crash occurred around 2:15 a.m. on April 19 in the southbound lanes of I-275 between two vehicles, one being a Hillsborough County police cruiser.
The other vehicle, a silver Nissan, forcefully rear-ended the cruiser while it was on the side of the road during a routine traffic stop, causing the car to spin 180 degrees. One Hillsborough County police deputy was in the vehicle at the time. He suffered serious injuries in the collision.
The driver of the Nissan also suffered injuries in the crash and was transported along with the police deputy to Tampa General Hospital for treatment.
An investigation into the circumstances of the accident will continue.
No further information is available at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families during this difficult time in hopes of a full recovery.
Auto Collisions in Florida
Florida has one of the highest car accident rates in the nation, with almost 400,000 vehicular accidents occurring there every year. About nine people lose their lives every day in Florida due to traffic-related accidents of some sort.
The main cause of Florida car accidents is careless or distracted driving, specifically utilizing a mobile device while driving. This negligent driver behavior is the culprit in causing approximately 25 percent of Florida’s car accidents.
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