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Officer Grazed by Vehicle during Stop

Sept. 13, 2018

Shortly after 8 a.m., a St. Petersburg Police Motorcycle Traffic Enforcement Officer stopped a westbound car on Gandy Blvd near 4th Street.

As he was standing at the driver's side window handing over the citation, a Camry slowed down to pass them but a commercial box truck was unable to slowdown and crashed into the Camry. The impact pushed the Camry forward and clipped the officer.

The officer suffered a minor injury that didn't require hospitalization.  The driver of the Camry was transported to the hospital with non- life-threatening injuries.

This highlights the importance of slowing down and moving over when you see law enforcement or emergency vehicles on the side of the road.