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Manatee deputy crashes patrol car, injures 2 others

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: May 22, 2013 at 05:46 PM

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MANATEE A Manatee County deputy totaled a patrol car and hospitalized two other drivers with minor injuries after authorities say she failed to stop for a red light.

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office reports that the deputy had just looked up from her work-issued computer Tuesday afternoon when she rear-ended one vehicle and pushed it into another one. Both of the other vehicles had been stopped at a red light.

The deputy reported the brakes of her car were not working properly.

The Bradenton Herald reports that all occupants were taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

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