Month: March 2011

Minor injuries In Bradford crash

One person had minor injuries following a March 8 traffic crash on S.R. 16 at C.R. 225 in Bradford County According to the report by Florida Highway Patrol Trooper M.D. Childress, Marcus Miller, 64, of Raiford was driving a 1996 Ford pickup east on C.R. 225, approaching the intersection of S.R. 16. Christian Burns, 39,

Biker hits wall, dies

TITUSVILLE Biker hits wall, dies A Brevard County man died early Saturday after losing control of his motor­cycle and crashing into a concrete wall. Titusville police said. Salvatore Joseph Cruz, 21. of Mims was riding a 1998 Honda motorcycle west on Harrison Street just after 2 a.m. when he struck the wall. —Anika Myers Palm

Tavares man dies after hitting trash truck

YALAHA—A 28-year-old Tavares man was killed in a head-on crash with a garbage truck this week on County Road 48, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Troopers said Jamar Chambliss was eastbound his 2004 four-door Buick about 2 p.m. Tuesday For an unknown reason, troopers said, the Buick moved into the westbound lane of the two-lane

Construction worker killed on the turnpike

Digest LAUDERHILL Construction worker killed on the turnpike A construction worker died on Florida’s Turnpike Thurs­day after he was struck by a traffic roller, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. It happened shortly after 3:15 p.m. on the right shoulder of the northbound lanes just north of Oakland Park Boulevard, FHP said. Construction workers were

3 hurt in crash at port

BROWARD COUNTY 3 hurt in crash at port Three people required hospital treatment after a collision at Port Everglades on Saturday, according to Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue. The crash involved a motor coach bus and a truck used for hauling containers at the port. Broward sher­iffs spokeswoman Veda Coleman- Wright said. The accident happened at

Bicyclist dies after being hit by vehicle

SARASOTA COUNTY Bicyclist dies after being hit by vehicle An Englewood bicyclist died Friday after being struck by a vehicle in Sarasota County- According to the Flori­da Highway Patrol, Gerald Albert Neuman. 79. was struck on State Road 776 bv a vehicle being driven by Geoffrey Older. 69. of Sarasota. According to the FHP report.

Tractor trailer crash causes traffic delays on Turnpike

Fire rescue workers have cleaned up a fuel spill as a result of a crash involving three tractor-trailers and one car this morning in the southbound lanes of Florida’s Turnpike near PGA Boulevard. Lanes in both directions are now open after being closed for hours, according to Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue officials. It’s the

Heavy rains may have been factor in fatal Pompano wreck

Investigators said Tuesday that weather may have been a factor in a fatal accident where a Fort Lauderdale woman lost control of her car and crashed into an oncoming delivery truck. Carol Lashan Brooks, 21, a dancer at a Pompano Beach gentlemen’s club, was coming home from work about 7 p.m. Monday, when heavy thunderstorms

Before deadly crash, car hit 89 mph

A DUI report says a dentist was speeding the night he struck and killed two people. BY DAN SULLIVAN Times Staff Writer TAMPA – Seconds before crashing into pedestrians on the Harbour Island Bridge last fall, killing two, a Riverview dentist hit a top speed of 89 mph, prose­cutors learned. Matthew ,Moye’s blood alcohol level

Five injured when SUV rolls over on I-4, FHP says

PLANT CITY — Five people were injured in a rollover accident in the westbound lanes of I-4 Tuesday after a tire blew out. According to reports, a 2004 Ford SUV rolled over near Branch Forbes Road in Plant City. Five people were injured, including a passenger who was ejected from the SUV, the Florida Highway