Month: March 2011

St. Petersburg police officer, driver seriously hurt in traffic crash

ST. PETERSBURG — A St. Petersburg police officer and another driver were seriously injured in a traffic crash Monday. The crash happened at the intersection of 22nd Avenue North and 22nd Street N. in St. Petersburg just after 1:30 p.m. Monday. According to police, Officer Meri Andrews was traveling westbound on 22nd Avenue North while

Woman seriously injured after being hit by car in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — A woman was struck by a vehicle Wednesday morning in St. Petersburg. According to the st. Petersburg Police Department, the woman was hit at 19th Avenue South and Dr. M.L. King, Jr. Street just after 6:30 a.m. gray KIA four-door sedan. The pedestrian was taken Bayfront Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. The

“Man dies in Titusville motorcycle crash”

A Brevard County man died early this morning 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. He was taken to Parrish Medical Center,

“2 die in separate West Side wrecks”

Two people died in separate West Side accidents this week involving tractor-trailer rigs.An accident involving a pickup truck and a tractor-trailer in Bryceville claimed a Callahan man’s life and critically injured a teen Sunday.R.J. Faulk, 20, died at the scene while Josh Vaden, 18, Callahan, is currently in critical condition at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center.

Details released on Alligator Alley crash

BROWARD COUNTY Details released on Alligator Alley crash The Florida Highway Patrol on Thursday released details about the SUV passenger who died Wednesday in a crash with a pickup truck on Alligator Alley in Broward County Yvon Pierre, 49, of Oakland Park, was in the Toyota 4 Runner that was rear-ended by the pickup, sending

Man drives in wrong di-rection, dies in collision.

Man drives in wrong di­rection, dies in collision. Shane Swenson, 31, of Ti- tusville, was killed Thursday morning after driving the wrong way on a major Or­ange County road. The two-vehicle crash happened at about 3:40 a.m. at State Road 417 and Uni­versity Boulevard, and shut down the road for several hours, officials reported. An

Insurance fraud: Staged crashes rob Floridians

No-fault fraud gangs prove it’s possible to steal more money with a ball­point pen than a gun. Insurance fraud: Staged crashes rob Floridians By Walter Dartland Every day. staged-crash gangs and crooked clinics rob hardworking Floridians with brazen insurance schemes that ex­ploit loopholes in our no-fault auto- insurance system. Large and loose­ly organized fraud gangs

Man crossing street hit, killed by car

Man crossing street hit, killed by car TAMPA — A 44-year-old man was hit by a car and killed while trying to cross West Hillsborough Avenue on Saturday night, police said. The accident happened about 9:40 p.m., when the man was trying to cross Hillsborough at North MacDill Avenue, police said. He stepped into the

JURY DELIVERS $2.25 MILLION VERDICT IN 1-95 OFF-RAMP CRASH

LEGAL BRIEFS JURY DELIVERS $2.25 MILLION VERDICT IN 1-95 OFF-RAMP CRASH A Palm Beach County jury found a teen­age driver was responsible for the death of Ann Prushansky and awarded damages netting the victim’s three surviving chil­dren $2.25 million. Fradley, 17 at the time, was blamed for killing Prushansky in a six-vehicle pileup on the

Man seriously hurt in crash that killed one

POLICE BEAT Man seriously hurt in crash that killed one A Gainesville man was seriously injured in a head-on collision Wednesday night that left another driver dead. The Florida Highway Patrol said Michael David Delp. 49. was taken to Shands at the University of Florida following the 8:23 p.m. crash on State Road 40 at