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High-speed chase in New Port Richey leaves police officer injured

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NEW PORT RICHEY, FL (WFLA) -

A police officer was chasing a white sedan at midnight Monday when an SUV t-boned the police cruiser at the intersection of Kentucky Avenue and Congress Street in New Port Richey.

Police said, the cruiser flipped a few times and landed straight up on the side of the street against a tree. Paramedics took the officer to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. Doctors said he had neck and back injuries. The driver of the SUV was not injured.

According to the police report, the chase speeds reached about 70 miles an hour in a 25 mile per hour zone. They haven't released the information why the chase started. They are still looking for the white sedan.

Stay with wfla.com, we will tell you the details of this ongoing investigation.

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