Suncoast: Police officer has an oh shit moment, when he hits a bicyclist

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Suncoast: Police officer has an oh shit moment, when he hits a bicyclist

By Francesco Abbruzizno, The Scoop

Corporal James Simpson with the CCSO had an oh shit moment on Monday, after he hit a bicyclist with his car.

He was out patrolling the mean streets of the Suncoast; however, his patrol came to an abrupt end when he hit Mark Henion, who was riding his bike.   The incident took place, on the corner of 41 and Retta Esplanade.   Mark was trying to cross the street, when officer Simpson nailed him.

Apparently, officer Simpson did not yield to the bicyclist and the rest is history.  Mark was sent to the hospital for his injuries, which were did not incapacitate him.

Officer Simpson now has to go before a review board and they will decide the disciplinary actions, if any will be applied.   The officer was back out patrolling the streets yesterday.

Thoughts?




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