Jacksonville Sheriff's Office deputy involved in accident
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville Sheriff's Office deputy was involved in a crash Tuesday night on the Southside.
It happened at about 11 p.m., and all lanes of Bowden Rd. at I-95 were shut down.
JSO said 67-year-old Diana Lynn Stephenson was travelling west on Bowden Rd. They said the officer, Gary Lyon, was traveling east, and they were both approaching the I-95 on-ramp.
A witness said the officer's vehicle suddenly swerved to the outside lane, and the woman's van hit the deputy's cruiser.
Stephenson said she was making a left turn and she thought she had a green turn arrow. She said a warning light came up on her dashboard, and when she looked back she was blinded by a bright light. Stephenson said she never saw the officer's vehicle.
Lyon was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
Stephenson was cited for careless and negligent driving.
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