HOLMES BEACH -- A Holmes Beach police officer was injured and taken to the hospital Thursday morning, according to the Holmes Beach Police Department.
The officer was responding to a call of an attempted suicide on the beach at about 8:40 a.m. on a beach patrol vehicle -- a four-wheel ATV, according to Chief William Tokager at the Holmes Beach Police Department.
A car pulled out in front of the officer in the 5400 block of Marina Drive and the officer turned the ATV sharply to avoid a collision. The vehicle flipped onto its side, landing on the officer's leg, Tokajer said.
Emergency medical services took him to Blake Medical Center. Tokajer said they'll keep him overnight for observation, but that he doesn't appear to have any severe injuries or broken bones.
"We're very happy that he's doing well," Tokajer said. "His injuries were not as severe as they appeared to be initially."
The other driver was cited in the near-collision.