911 call, video detail the moment a Melbourne officer was hurt in crash

Officials have released the 911 call and video from the moment a Melbourne police officer was seriously hurt in a crash.

Police say the officer was driving westbound on the East Eau Gallie bridge around 10 p.m. on Monday with lights and sirens activated when a vehicle pulled out in front of the officer, causing the officer to strike the vehicle. 

"He hit a car – and it was a big 'ole crash!" the caller is heard saying.

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The officer was seriously hurt in the crash but is expected to recover.

The other driver suffered minor injuries and was given a ticket.

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