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Drivers crash into police cars in Clearwater, Florida


by Gary Detman

CLEARWATER, Fla. (CBS12) — Three police officers suffered minor injuries after two separate drivers crashed into their patrol cars.

The crashes happened early Saturday morning on the Courtney Campbell Causeway in Clearwater.

WTSP reported one patrol car stopped to investigate a crash when a driver crashed into the car. The driver said he glanced down to look at his cellphone. Two additional police officers responded to the scene when a second driver crashed into one of those cars.

Clearwater Police said the driver in the second collision said he fell asleep at the wheel.

Police said the officers were on the side of the road with their emergency lights flashing when two different cars crashed into them.

Clearwater Police said the officers will be okay and advised readers to move over when you see police officers or tow trucks on the side of the road.

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