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Woman injured in crash with Florida police SUV

November 27, 2019

CAPE CORAL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida woman has been hospitalized following a crash with a police vehicle.

The News-Press reports the collision occurred Monday night in Cape Coral.

Florida Highway Patrol says the 37-year-old woman was attempting to make a left turn into a shopping center when an oncoming Cape Coral police SUV crashed into her passenger side and then hit a palm tree.

The officer suffered minor injuries. The woman was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition, but she was upgraded to fair condition on Tuesday.

It wasn’t immediately known whether the officer was responding to a call. Florida Highway Patrol says the marked patrol vehicle’s lights and sirens weren’t activated.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Information from: The (Fort Myers, Fla.) News-Press, http://www.news-press.com