Florida officer cited for crash during pursuit

Posted at 10:05 AM, May 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-19 15:14:33-04

OCOEE, Fla. (AP) -- A central Florida police officer has been ticketed for an on-duty crash that left him and another driver seriously injured.

The Florida Highway Patrol reported Wednesday that Ocoee Police Officer Chris Bonner has been cited for failing to obey traffic laws in last week's crash.

An FHP report says the 29-year-old officer was speeding with his lights and sirens on when he ran a red light and crashed into another car. Authorities say Bonner had been pursuing a stolen vehicle suspect. Ocoee police say Bonner suffered multiple broken bones and remains hospitalized.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that the other car's driver, 26-year-old Yahaira Castro Montalvo, suffered two broken arms. She said during a news conference Wednesday that she plans to file a lawsuit.
Information from: Orlando Sentinel