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Bicyclist hits Pinellas County deputy's cruiser

The sheriff's office says the bicyclist entered the road on a "do not walk" pedestrian signal.
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LARGO, Fla. — Correction: This story has been updated to reflect that authorities say the man, who was on an electric bicycle, hit the deputy's cruiser. The deputy did not crash into the man, investigators said.

A man on an electric bicycle crashed into the front of a Pinellas County deputy's cruiser as it made a turn, the sheriff's office said.

It happened just before 11:30 p.m. Friday at Belcher and Ulmerton roads. Deputy Christopher Lewis, 39, reportedly was on-duty at the time of the crash and was in his marked cruiser.

Lewis drove up to Ulmerton Road and, upon seeing no traffic, made a right turn onto Belcher Road, the sheriff's office said. At the same time, 29-year-old Jonathan Serrao of Largo was crossing the road and hit the deputy's cruiser.

Authorities say Serrao entered the road on a "do not walk" pedestrian signal when he was hit.

He was taken to the hospital for serious, but non-life-threatening injuries to his right leg.

An investigation is ongoing.

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