ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Two people were rushed to the hospital Wednesday morning after a crash involving an Orange County patrol vehicle.
The crash happened around just before 11 a.m. at the busy intersection of Colonial Drive and Econlockhatchee Trail in Union Park. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said the crash involved two vehicles.
According to a crash report from the Florida Highway Patrol, the deputy, who had her lights and siren on at the time, was driving west on Colonial and was trying to turn left in the left turn lane when the front of the other driver’s vehicle hit the right side of the deputy’s cruiser. The deputy’s vehicle then struck two other vehicles that were stopped in the northbound lanes of Chickasaw Trail, according to the report.
The deputy was unconscious for a short time and taken to a hospital, troopers said. The other driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was also hospitalized.
Sky 6 flew over the scene where Orange County sheriff’s deputies were seen working the crash. The top portion of the patrol vehicle appeared to be completely torn off, with the shattered glass surrounding the patrol vehicle.
The crash remains under investigation.
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