Orange County deputy on patrol motorcycle seriously injured in crash, FHP says

An Orange County deputy was transported after being seriously injured in a car crash Wednesday afternoon, according to Florida Highway Patrol.


It happened just before 2:30 p.m. on North Hiawassee Road and Beggs Road in Orlando.

A 2008 Nissan was stopped in the northbound turning lanes of Hiawassee at the intersection of Beggs Road. A deputy on an Orange County patrol motorcycle was heading south on Hiawassee approaching the intersection when the Nissan attempted to make a left turn on a green traffic light without an arrow, according to FHP.

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The front left of the Nissan hit the left side of the motorcycle, and the deputy was transported to the hospital.

The driver of the Nissan, a 32-year-old woman from Plymouth, was not injured.

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See a map of the scene below:

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