Two St. Lucie County deputies' cars crash, injuring one deputy

FORT PIERCE, Fla. - Two St. Lucie County deputy sheriffs, driving unmarked vehicles with lights and sirens running, collided just before noon on Monday at the intersection of Orange Avenue and North 25th Street in Fort Pierce, according to Sheriff Ken J. Mascara.

Deputy John Brady, of the warrants unit, was headed east on Orange Avenue when he slowed to proceed through the intersection. At the same time an undercover deputy was northbound on North 25th Street. The front of the undercover deputy's car struck the passenger side of Brady's car, pushing it to the northeast and striking a westbound Toyota Camry stopped for the traffic light at the intersection. 

A 5-year-old girl was in the back seat of the Camry, driven by 61-year-old Phyliss Sims of Section, Alabama.

Brady's vehicle was going about 15 miles an hour, and the undercover car was estimated to be traveling around 45 miles an hour.

Both vehicles were totaled in the accident, according to the investigating deputy.

Brady, the only person injured in the crash, was treated and released from a local hospital.


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