Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
-Major Accident Investigation Team
Deputy Sarah Harlan (Injured)
Hire Date: 09/06/2005
Vehicle: 2007 Chevy Silverado (Sheriff’s Vehicle)
Tatanisha Harper (Injured)
Address: 3401 37th Street South, St. Petersburg
Vehicle 1998 Pontiac Van
The Sheriff’s Major Accident Team (M.A.I.T.) responded to investigate a minor crash in which a deputy was rear ended by another vehicle. The deputy sustained minor injuries; the driver was transported to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The crash occurred at about 1:18 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2014.
The crash occurred at 49th Street and Ulmerton Road in Clearwater.
According to investigators, Deputy Sarah Harlan was stopped in traffic in the southbound lanes of 49th Street North when she was struck in the rear of the vehicle by a 1998 Pontiac van driven by Tatanisha Harper.
Deputies say Harper is pregnant and reported feeling lightheaded. She was transported by ambulance to Bayfront Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Deputy Harlan, who was on duty at the time of the crash, transported herself to the hospital as a precaution and for treatment of minor injuries.
The investigation continues.