Patrol car hit in North Naples crash

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A Toyota Prius struck a Collier County Sheriff’s Office patrol car Sunday night near the intersection of Immokalee and Livingston roads. (Photo via Elias Yacob / WINK News)

NORTH NAPLES, Fla. A Collier County Sheriff’s deputy was unhurt when a Toyota Prius hit his patrol car Sunday night.

The deputy was outside his car working a traffic stop at around 7:30 p.m. near the intersection of Immokalee and Livingston roads when he noticed the Prius coming right at him, the sheriff’s office said.

He tried to signal to the driver to stop, but she didn’t, and he jumped out of the way, according to the sheriff’s office. The patrol car had its emergency lights on when the crash took place.

Charges against the driver of the Prius, who sustained minor injuries, are pending a further investigation. Florida’s “move-over” law obligates drivers to move out of the lane adjacent to a stationary law enforcement vehicle if possible.

The wreck closed one of the three westbound lanes of Immokalee Road near the intersection.

The identities of the deputy and the driver weren’t immediately clear.

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