Pasco deputy hit by car while at scene of accident

6:20 PM, Dec 18, 2012   |    comments
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Elfers, Florida -- A Pasco County Sheriff's deputy was hit by a car while working the scene of an accident in the town of Elfers Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities say information at this time indicates the deputy was conducting traffic control when he was hit by a vehicle as it slowly passed him around 3:30 p.m.

Deputies were at the scene on SR 54 and Jupiter Drive by U.S. Hwy 19 N after vehicles on a vehicle transporter shifted and fell off into the road.

As of now, traffic is closed eastbound on SR 54 between U.S. Hwy 19 N and Jupiter Drive while deputies investigate the incident.

The deputy was taken to Medical Center of Trinity with minor injuries to his left leg. His identity has not been released at this time.

10 News will have more on this story as information becomes available.

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