Tampa officer, bicyclist injured in crash

- A Tampa police officer and bicyclist are in the hospital Thursday morning following a crash.

Police said an officer was driving along with a reserve officer as the passenger. They were responding to another scene when the officer swerved to avoid traffic entering his lane.  The cruiser hit a bicyclist and then slammed into a tree, according to the Tampa Police Department. The crash occurred near East Martin Luther King Boulevard and North Suwanee Avenue.

The reserve officer has since been released from a hospital. The officer and bicyclist both remain in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The intersection has reopened to traffic.

Stay with FOX 13 for any updates. 
 

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