The Clay County Sheriff's Office said one of its deputies was involved in a T-bone crash just after 8 a.m. Tuesday on U.S. Highway 301 in Alachua County.
Authorities say a detention officer was transporting two women convicted of felonies in Clay County to the Lowell Correctional Institute in Marion County when a car turned left in front of the unmarked Clay County cruiser.
Deputy Heath Coleman, 38, was treated at the scene. Both prisoners, who were wearing seat belts and handcuffed, complained of head and neck pain and were taken to Shands Medical Center in Gainesville.
The inmates were identified as Tiffany Modlin, 28, convicted of forgery, and Dorothy Ramsey, 46, convicted on drug charges.
The Florida Highway Patrol said the other car, driven by Blake Hunter, 26, of Gainesville, was also taken to Shands in Gainesville with serious injuries.
According to the FHP report, Hunter was charged with violation of right of way.