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Three Police Officers Hurt in Car Accident

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A man was killed in a motorcyle accident on I-275 on Saturday night. The Florida Highway Patrol was on the scene investigating the accident when a man driving a car lost control and ran into three of the Troopers. The car accident resulted in the three men being taken to a local hospital.

Shortly after 11 p.m., they were still working the scene, which was marked with flares, traffic cones, an electronic arrow board and patrol vehicles with their emergency lights flashing.

Robert M. Taylor, headed south on I-275, swerved to avoid slower traffic, lost control of his 2005 Honda Civic and veered into the crash scene.

His car rotated counterclockwise, pushing one patrol car into another, then continued rotating and hit the three troopers.

None of the injuries sustained by the Troopers was life threatening. The driver of the car was arrested and charged with multiple felonies.