Tampa police officer involved in crash

9:36 PM, Oct 27, 2013   |    comments
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Tampa, Florida -- A Tampa police officer was taken to the hospital with a possible broken hand on Sunday after an accident on the Suncoast Parkway two miles north of State Road 54.

The officer was reportedly returning home in a marked police car when another car that was pulled over on the shoulder of an off ramp re-entered the lane.

The officer struck the other car in the rear bumper. Tampa police believe the vehicle's driver was trying to re-enter the main route of travel to avoid the Sunpass toll.

The officer was taken to Tampa General Hospital. The occupants of the other car were taken to a Pasco County hospital. Authorities say one suffered a possible broken hip, the other was reportedly disoriented with minor injuries. 

Both vehicles were totaled.

The Florida Highway Patrol says the officer was not at fault.

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