Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 15-008

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 5, 2015
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
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    Traffic Crash

    Deputy involved accident with injuries.
    • Sunday
    • January 4, 2015
    • Time: 10:51 PM
    • Hanley Road & Waters Avenue

    Vehicle:

    • Honda Civic

    Driver:

    Alina Quintana
    DOB: 05/21/96

    Passenger:

    Victoria Romero
    DOB: 08/17/94

    Vehicle:

    • HCSO patrol vehicle

    Driver:

    Deputy Christopher Barfield-Craig
    Patrol District III
    Employed since January 2005

    Passenger:

    Deputy Dana Graham
    Patrol District III
    Employed since April 2014

    Vehicle:

    • BMW Sedan

    Driver:

    James Rivera
    DOB: 11/16/64

    Details:

    On January 4, 2015 10:51 p.m., Deputy Christopher Barfield-Craig and recruit, Deputy Dana Graham were traveling southbound on Hanley Rd. crossing W. Waters Ave. when their patrol vehicle was struck by a Honda Civic traveling northbound on Hanley Rd. The Honda Civic failed to yield the right of way while making a left turn. Dep. Barfield-Craig attempted to avoid the collision, but was struck in the rear driver side door by the Honda Civic. The collision caused the patrol vehicle to spin counter-clockwise across a concrete median and into the northbound lanes of Hanley Rd. The patrol vehicle came to rest on both the left turning lane and inside lane, after striking the front of a BMW sedan with the passenger side “B” Pillar. The BMW was traveling north in the left turning lane. Dep. Barfield-Craig and Dep. Graham were extracted by HCFR personnel and transported to St. Joseph's Main Hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the BMW was also extracted and transported to St. Joseph's Main Hospital with minor injuries. The driver and passenger of the Honda Civic did not sustain any injuries. Charges are pending.
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