Florida officer harmed after being struck by teen pushing stolen car, military say

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A Florida military sergeant was hospitalized Monday night after a 15-year-old driving a stolen car crashed into a officer’s vehicle, authorities say.

St. Petersburg military told Fox13 the sergeant was streamer west on 18th Avenue South when his automobile was struck by a blue Toyota Camry pushing north on 7th Street South. Investigators contend a teenage motorist ran a stop pointer during a intersection. The sergeant and 3 passengers from a Camry were taken to a internal sanatorium to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

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The 15-year-old was arrested on superb warrants, a news hire reported. Officials contend charges will be filed opposite him, though they are still acid for a owners of a car.

Monday night’s pile-up took place hours after Phelexis Jakara Robinson, 26, was killed in a hit-and-run collision by another suspected automobile thief. Robinson was perplexing to repair her automobile on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard when a chairman pushing a stolen Infiniti sedan struck her and fled a scene. The motorist in a hit-and-run has nonetheless to be apprehended.

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Tampa-area authorities have struggled to forestall teenagers from hidden cars in new years. A 2017 Tampa Bay Times investigation found that Pinellas County saw juveniles being arrested and charged with grand burglary automobile during a aloft rate than any other vital county in Florida.

“These kids travel by a neighborhood, they try a automobile doors, and if a automobile has a pull start, they press a symbol and see if it works,” St. Petersburg Police Chief Tony Holloway pronounced during a Tuesday news conference. “It’s that elementary … They’re pushing these cars during 70 and 80 mph, using stop signs and they do not know what that car can and can't do.”

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Fox News’ Kira Grant contributed to this report.

Fox News’ Kira Grant contributed to this report.

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