A Live Oak police officer was responding to a burglary in progress when the wreck occurred. Quinton Swader, 24, had his emergency lights on when he had to swerve around an improperly parked semi-truck on Ohio Avenue, causing a collision with another vehicle.
Officer Swader smashed into a Toyota Corolla near the intersection of Andra Davis Street, reports WCTV. The officer and two minors received an airlift to University of Florida Health in Gainesville with serious injuries. An additional minor and a 44-year-old woman were also treated for minor injuries.
The Live Oak Police Department has revealed that Officer Swader has been released from the hospital and is doing well.
The Florida Highway Patrol is currently investigating the incident, and according to WCTV, charges are pending further investigation.
The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):