Pinellas Park, FL (March 15, 2019) - A Pinellas County Sheriff's Deputy suffered injuries in a crash with a vehicle at the intersection of 49th Street N and 62nd Avenue. The crash occurred just after 8:30 am on Thursday, March 14th.
Deputy Eric Gibson was traveling northbound on 49th in a marked Chevrolet Tahoe. At the same time, 35-year-old Lori M. Zimmerman was driving a Honda Pilot southbound on 49th. Zimmerman was in the left turn lane attempting to turn onto 62nd. As she proceeded to turn, she failed to see Gibson's oncoming vehicle and the two cars collided with one another.
Gibson was taken to a local hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening. Zimmerman was also injured in the crash. Police have said that the collision occurred due to Zimmerman's failure to yield to Gibson's vehicle. There is no word on whether any charges were issued.
A car accident is reported every 92 seconds in Florida. When you have been injured in an accident, your first and most important focus should be on your recovery. In the days and weeks following the crash, you should seek to obtain the best possible medical treatment for your injuries. Obtaining treatment as soon as possible helps ensure that your injuries will not linger. Additionally, delays in treatment may affect the value of your case as the insurance adjuster assigned to your claim may think that you were not legitimately hurt in the crash.
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