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Plant City motorcycle officer injured in crash

Published:   |   Updated: November 5, 2013 at 03:22 PM

The Plant City Police Department said it is investigating a traffic crash involving one of its motorcycle officers that occurred about 1:15 p.m. Tuesday.

According to investigators, Officer Kyle Russell was southbound on Alexander Street approaching Mud Lake Road on his police motorcycle. A second driver, who was not identified, turned left from Mud Lake Road onto Alexander Street into the path of Russell, police said. Russell made an evasive maneuver but was unable to avoid striking the left rear of the second vehicle, police said.

Russell was thrown from the motorcycle on impact.

The department said Russell was wearing all of his agency safety gear, but sustained minor injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

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