Palm Harbor, FL (April 3, 2019) - A crash involving a marked patrol car left two people hospitalized on Monday, April 1st. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office reports that the collision took place in the northbound lanes of US-19 around 1:15 pm.
According to officials, Deputy Matthew Schultheis was driving a fully marked 2016 Chevy Tahoe in the curbside lane when he collided with the rear of a 2016 Toyota Camry, driven by 42-year-old Angela Cappiello. The force of the crash propelled Cappiello's vehicle forward into the rear of a 2005 Ford Focus, driven by 40-year-old Erin Mann, of Tarpon Springs. Both Cappiello and Mann were stationary when the crash occurred.
Cappiello was taken to Mease Countryside Hospital and Mann was taken to Advent Health North Pinellas Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash. Neither is believed to have life-threatening injuries. Police are still investigating but it does not appear that speed or alcohol played a role in the collision.
This year alone, there will be about 400,000 car accidents that take place throughout our state. This equates to a crash occurring about every 92 seconds. This means that anyone on the road is at risk of being involved in an accident at any time. Although no one sets out believing that they will be a victim of a crash, statistics indicate that the possibility is ever-present.
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