GPD officer injured in crash


Rescue workers help an injured officer out of his car after a woman driving south on 34th Street in Gainesville crashed into his police cruiser at the Newberry Road intersection early Friday morning.

Brett Le Blanc/The Gainesville S
Published: Friday, April 5, 2013 at 9:46 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, April 5, 2013 at 9:46 a.m.

A Gainesville police officer trying to catch a red-light runner was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries early Friday morning, police said.

Officer Steve Carter was westbound at 3400 W. University Ave. at 2:06 a.m. with his lights and sirens on when he was hit by another car that entered the intersection because the driver’s view was obscured by a stopped truck, police reported.

Carter was taken to Shands for treatment of injuries and later released. The other driver had minor injuries but was not taken to the hospital.

- Cindy Swirko

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