Bicyclist seriously injured in deputy involved crash in Clearwater

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A bicyclist was injured in a crash involving a Pinellas County Sheriff’s Deputy. 

The crash occurred at approximately 9:03 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at intersection of Gulf to Bay Boulevard and Hampton Road in Clearwater.

Video from scene of crash

Deputies assigned to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) are investigating a deputy involved crash that left a bicyclist with serious injuries.

Investigators say Deputy Toro, who was on-duty and operating his fully marked 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe, was traveling westbound on Gulf to Bay Boulevard and responding to assist another deputy on a traffic stop.

Steven Greninger, age 62 of Gardiner, Montana was attempting to cross from south to north on Gulf to Bay Boulevard at Hampton Road on a bicycle.

According to investigators, Greninger was struck as Deputy Toro approached the green light at Hampton Road despite his attempt to swerve and avoid Greninger.  The right front corner of the Tahoe collided with the rear tire of Greninger’s bicycle.

Investigators say that Greninger sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg for treatment.

Deputy Toro was not injured and refused medical treatment on scene.

The investigation continues.

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