ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A St. Petersburg motorcycle officer escaped serious injury Thursday morning during a crash while conducting a traffic stop.
- St. Pete officer suffers minor injuries in crash during traffic stop
- Officer had stopped vehicle when another car slammed into back of it
- Minor injuries to driver, officer
- Spectrum Bay News 9 Real Time Traffic
According to police, the motorcycle traffic officer stopped a westbound car on Gandy Blvd near 4th Street just after 8 a.m.
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.
Police said the incident highlights the importance of slowing down and moving over when drivers see law enforcement or emergency vehicles on the side of the road.