A Tampa Police officer suffered minor injuries early Monday when his cruiser was struck by a wrong-way driver.

  • Tampa Police officer in wrong-way crash 
  • Officer has minor injuries; other driver not hurt
  • Crash happened near downtown Tampa

According to police, Officer Keith Barnum was traveling eastbound on Kennedy Boulevard when a wrong-way driver entered his path of travel northbound from one-way South Hyde Park Avenue. 

The 3:22 a.m. collision caused both the officer, and the other driver's airbags to deploy.

Officer Barnum was transported to Tampa General Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. He has been released. 

The other driver, Ronald Sayegh, was not injured. 

The crash still remains under investigation, but officials have confirmed that neither alcohol nor narcotics were a factor in the crash. Officials said there will most likely be a citation issued for driving the wrong way on a one-way street as he was unaware that Hyde Park was one way.