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2 Florida officers, bicyclist injured when patrol car hits tree

Posted: 8:44 AM, Aug 02, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-02 12:44:41Z

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida police officers were injured when a patrol car hit a tree while responding to an emergency call.

Tampa police said in a news release that the crash happened late Wednesday in Tampa.

Police said the officer who was driving swerved to avoid a car that entered the lane of traffic. A bicyclist was also injured in the crash.

The driver and the bicyclist remain at the hospital. The release said the passenger was a reserve officer who was treated and released.

No additional details were available.