Tampa Police officers, valet injured in crash

TAMPA, Fl\L (WFLA)-Two Tampa Police officers have been injured after a traffic crash early Saturday morning.

The crash occurred in front of the Pepsi plant at 30th S. and E. 113th Ave after a valet from Dunn’s River Café, a nearby nightclub, made a left turn in front of the officers who were traveling southbound on 30th Street according to Lt. John Preyer with the Tampa Police Department.

Lt. Preyer revealed the valet driver was critically injured in the accident and the two officers have minor injuries. All three people have been transported to Tampa General Hospital. An official at TGH tells News Channel 8 that the valet’s condition has stabilized.

Southbound 30th Street was closed to traffic for a few hours on Saturday morning but reopened at about 5:45 a.m.

Officers confirm the valet was working and driving a customer’s car at the time of the accident. Lt. Preyer tells News Channel 8 that the officers were leaving the Wawa store and heading to a non-emergency call and did not have light and sirens running when the accident occurred.

Officials have not released the names of anyone involved in the accident at this time.

Stay with WFLA.com for the latest on this developing story.

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