Local deputy injured after traffic crash in Mandarin | News
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A local sheriff's deputy was injured Monday morning after a traffic crash in the Mandarin area of Jacksonville.
It happened at approximately 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of San Jose Boulevard and Loretto Road.
A marked cruiser from the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office and a small sports car were involved.
The deputy's injuries are not believed to be serious. The condition of the other driver has not been released publicly.
Both vehicles sustained extensive front-end damage.
The second car ended up crashing into a utility box, which knocked out power to the traffic signals.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office was needed to direct vehicles until power was restored.
The cruiser ended up blocking one of southbound traffic on San Jose, which led to significant delays.
By 9:00 a.m., all lanes were open and signals working again.
Florida Highway Patrol is investigating how the crash happened.