Month: March 2011

Motorcyclist, 34, dies after crash

SPRING HILL Motorcyclist, 34, dies after crash A motorcyclist died early Sunday after failing to make a curve, striking a tree and then being hit by another driver, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The name of the motorcyclist, who was 34 and from Spring Hill, was not released. The patrol said that around 3 a.m.,

Motorists injured in head-on collision

Motorists injured in head-on collision Two motorists were taken to a local hospital after they suffered injuries Thursday when their vehi­cles collided, head-on, as they were traveling on U.S. Highway 441. Richard A. Cook, 55, of Orange Park, suffered serious injuries in the wreck, while the driver of the other vehicle, James C. May Jr.,

No one hurt in RTS, school bus crash

No one hurt in RTS, school bus crash No one was injured when an Alachua County school bus and a Gainesville Regional Transit System bus clipped each other in turn lanes at the intersection of Tower Road and Newber­ry Road on Tuesday morn­ing. reported the Florida Highway Patrol. The accident occurred at 7:40 a.m. as

One dead, two others injured in accident on Alligator Alley

One dead, two others injured in accident on Alligator Alley FHP says pickup rear-ended SUV west of intersection with U.S. 27 By Joe Cavaretta staff writer One person died and two others were injured early Wednesday after an accident along Interstate 75 in western Broward County according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The accident happened

Road crossings take a deadly turn

State tops fatality list; some blame distractions for drivers and pedestrians Pedestrian fatalities The Tampa Bay area, like many others in Florida, has a high concentration of pedestrian accidents. In just three counties. 78 people died last year when they were struck by a vehicle. Many of the locations in Pasco. Pinellas and Hillsborough are

Teen Critically Injured in Three-Car Pile Up

Teen Critically Injured in Three-Car Pile Up East of Bronson The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a three-vehicle crash that occurred on State Road 24 east of Bronson. The crash resulted in life threatening injuries to an Archer teenager. A 1999 Saturn, driven by Nathan Lastra, 18, of Bronson was traveling east on State Road

Woman hit by SUV in parking lot dies

PORT RICHEY Woman hit by SUV in parking lot dies A 65-year-old woman has died after injuries she suf­fered earlier this month, when a driver hit her while backing out of a parking space. The accident hap­pened March 3 outside the Publix at Regency Park Boulevard and Ridge Road. Nitza Loyola-Smith was standing near the

“Tampa man hit, killed while crossing Hillsborough Avenue”

TAMPA — A Tampa man was hit and killed while trying to cross Hillsborough Avenue Sunday night. According to reports, Bradly Cotner, 44, was trying to cross Hillsborough Avenue at North MacDill when he stepped into the path of a 1996 Honda traveling westbound. Cotner was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation into this

“Three hurt when truck and bus collide at Port Everglades”

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 sheriff’s spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright said. The accident happened at Eller Drive and Southeast 19th Avenue around 1:46 p.m.,

Victim’s family files intent to sue county

ESTERO Victim’s family files intent to sue county An Estero family whose 18- year-old son died in a Corkscrew Road crash Feb. 10 has notified Lee County of its intent to sue. A notice of intent to sue has been filed with the county. It gives the defendant brief time to research and decide whether