Police cruiser crashes during chase this morning

7:28 AM, Apr 8, 2013   |    comments
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New Port Richey, FL - A New Port Richey police officer is in the hospital with serious injuries after the Florida Highway Patrol says he was hurt when his patrol car was hit near the intersection of Congress Street and Kentucky Avenue.

We're told the officer was chasing a suspect in an unmarked car with his lights on, when another driver turned a corner and hit him.

The officer's car rolled over and hit a tree pinning him inside. Rescue crews brought him to Bayonet Point hospital.

The officer is expected to be OK.

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