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On July 19 at approximately 10:55 a.m., the Lakeland Police department responded to an accident with injuries at Kathleen Road and Quincy Street. A 1999 Ford Explorer, 2 dr, traveling south on Kathleen Road in the outside lane lost control and struck the west curb. The vehicle left the roadway and came to a rest approximately 44 feet from the point of impact on its roof. The driver, Jermaine D. Johnson, 31 yrs old, was ejected from the vehicle. He was transported to the Lakeland Regional Medical Center in critical condition. No other vehicles were involved and the crash is still under investigation.

 

The roadway was closed for approximately 3 hours during the investigation.

Driver: Jermaine D. Johnson , 31 years old., 735 Pineville Lane, Lakeland, Florida.


On January 31, 2014, at approximately 6:31 p.m., Officer Nicholas Pollice was on duty and driving in a marked police car in a non-emergency mode when he was involved in an accident. Officer Pollice was southbound on Massachusetts Avenue at the intersection of Plum Street. A vehicle driven by Emilo M. Gonzalez, 49 years old, was westbound on Plum Street and after stopping for the stop sign, he drove into the intersection entering the officer’s right of way causing the accident.

Officer Poliice was transported to the Lakeland Regional Medical Center for a broken right wrist. Gonzalez was not injured and he was issued a non-criminal citation for Approaching/Entering Intersection.