Published: Mar 19, 2011 6:52 PM EDT
Updated: Mar 19, 2011 3:53 PM EDT

ORLANDO (AP) - An Orlando police officer is recovering after his patrol car was crumpled sliding under a tractor-trailer

Authorities said Officer Anthony Kirby was responding to a call Friday night when a tractor-trailer pulled out and tried to make a turn. The 27-year-old received minor injuries.

The truck driver was ticketed for failing to yield the right of way. He was not injured.

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