M.A.I.T. Investigation

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
- Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT)

Deputy Afram Bassous (Driver- Minor Injuries)
Age: 31
Date of Hire: 09/09/2013
Vehicle: Fully marked 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe

Ka Man Chan (Driver- Uninjured)
DOB: 01/25/1981
Vehicle: 2018 Toyota Highlander

Ka Wing Chan (Passenger – Uninjured)
DOB: 04/21/1989
Vehicle: 2018 Toyota Highlander

Clarence Hurst (Passenger – Uninjured)
DOB: 09/08/2017
Vehicle: 2018 Toyota Highlander

What:
Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) are investigating a deputy involved crash in Palm Harbor.

When:
The crash occurred at about 7:07 p.m. on Saturday, February 29, 2020.

Where:
The crash occurred at the intersection of Nebraska Avenue, just east of Falcon Ridge Lane in Palm Harbor.

Why/How:
Deputies assigned to the Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) are investigating a deputy involved crash in Palm Harbor.

According to investigators, Deputy Afram Bassous was on-duty and driving his fully marked 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe westbound on Nebraska Avenue, in the median lane.

Investigators say, 39-year-old Ka Man Chan was driving her 2018 Toyota Highlander in the median lane of westbound Nebraska Avenue, and was stopped for the red light at Belcher Road.

According to investigators, Deputy Bassous failed to stop for traffic and struck the rear passenger corner of Chan’s 2018 Toyota Highlander.

Deputy Bassous was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Chan and the two passengers in her vehicle were evaluated on-scene by paramedics and refused medical treatment.  

Impairment was not a factor in this crash.

The investigation continues. 

Posted by Jessica Mackesy Saturday, February 29, 2020 10:07:00 PM Categories: Vehicle Crashes

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