Breaking traffic news:
From the Florida Highway Patrol
The Florida Highway Patrol responded to a crash in Orlando Wednesday evening at approximately 7 PM between an Orange County Sheriff’s patrol car and an Orlando resident driving a 2008 Kia Rondo.
According to reports, OCSO Deputy Wayne Lenihan, driving a marked patrol car, was traveling southbound on Alafaya Trail in the left turn lane with the emergency lights and sirens activated. Lenihan was responding to an emergency call to assist with a stolen vehicle apprehension. Maria Reyes, 51 of Orlando, was traveling eastbound on Colonial Drive. As the OCSO patrol car entered the intersection, cars began to yield. Reyes, who had a green light, continued eastbound into the intersection and struck the front of the police vehicle with the left side of her vehicle.
Reyes was transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center with minor injuries as a result of the crash, according to the report. Deputy Lenihan was treated at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries. Both Lenihan and Reyes were wearing a seat belt.
The crash remains under investigation.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office contributed to this report.