Pinellas deputy injured in crash
PALM HARBOR, Fla - A Pinellas County Sheriffâ€™s deputy suffered minor injuries in a car accident in Palm Harbor Sunday afternoon.
Investigators say Lt. Richard Nalven was turning left onto Sandy Point Boulevard from East Lake Road around 2:40 p.m.
At the same time 17-year-old Zackary Houck was also turning left from the other turn lane, when he lost traction and his car slid into Nalvenâ€™s cruiser.
Nalven was taken to Mease Countryside Hospital where he was treated and released. Houck wasnâ€™t hurt, and was cited for failure to use due care.
Investigators say wet roads appear to be a factor in the crash.