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2 deputies, motorcyclist injured in I-75 crash near Sun City Center

2:22 PM, Oct 25, 2013   |    comments
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Sun City Center, Florida -- Two deputies and a motorcyclist were rushed to the hospital after a motorcycle crashed into them in the emergency southbound lane of I-75 near Sun City Center during a traffic stop Friday morning.

Hillsborough Sheriff's deputies say around 8 a.m., Master Deputy Chris Davis and Captain Steve Launikitis pulled over Bryan Martinez, who was on a 2005 Suzuki motorcycle, onto the west shoulder of I-75, just north of the Sun City exit ramp.

While the deputies were interviewing Martinez at the back of one of the cruisers, a second motorcycle -- driven by Bryan Edmonston -- drove right into the emergency lane and hit the two deputies who managed to push Martinez out of the way just before the crash.

PHOTOS: 2 deputies, motorcyclist injured in I-75 crash

Deputy Davis and Captain Launikitis were flown to Tampa General Hospital. Deputy Davis was diagnosed with a broken leg and dislocated shoulder and Captain Launikitis has a broken leg and possible hip fracture. Both deputies will be hospitalized for at least several days.

Edmonston was also taken to TGH with a non life-threatening head injury. He was not wearing a helmet.

Edmonston, 27, has not been charged pending toxicology reports and completion of the crash investigation. There is no indication he was impaired.

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