PINELLAS COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -
A Pinellas County deputy was responding to a call around midnight Wednesday when his cruiser was struck by another car on US Highway 19 near Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The driver of the other car was taken to a hospital, the deputy was not injured.
According to Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, Deputy Brandon Lundy, 27, was going north on US 19 on way to an emergency call. At the intersections with East MLK Jr. Drive he turned his emergency lights on and made a left turn across US 19.
That's when his cruiser was struck by a 2000 Ford Focus. Elexa Clark, 19, was driving it; she was going south on US 19.
Clark was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Deputy Lundy wasn't hurt.
According to the PCSO Major Accident Investigation Team, neither alcohol nor speed were factors in the crash. They continue to investigate.