Month: March 2011

“Loxahatchee man killed while driving wrong way in Royal Palm Beach”

ROYAL PALM BEACH — A Loxahatchee man was killed early today when he was driving in the wrong direction on Royal Palm Beach Boulevard and crashed into another car.Andrew Frank, 26, was driving northbound in the street’s southbound lane at about 2:30 a.m., the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.Frank’s car

“ATV rider killed after collision with cable across roadway in Pahokee”

PAHOKEE — A 24-year-old man riding an all-terrain vehicle died Friday evening after colliding a with a wire cable line that blocked off part of a dirt road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.Jervenski Javon Parker, of Pahokee, was riding northward on a dirt road south of Rim Canal and Section 20 roads at about

“Two motorcyclists injured in fatal crash identified”

Police on Thursday identified two motorcyclists who were injured in an accident that killed a man late Tuesday night. Robert Moore, 38, and Nicole Moore, 41, both of Holiday, were airlifted to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg after the accident that happened around 11:15 p.m. on U.S. 19 near Tookes Road. On Thursday evening,

“Bicyclist struck, killed on Alt. U.S. 19 in Palm Harbor”

PALM HARBOR — A retired schoolteacher and father of three from Ontario was struck by an SUV and killed Wednesday night while riding his bike on Alt. U.S. 19.His death marks at least the 16th bicycle fatality involving vehicles in Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough counties since July.Michael J. McGowan, 62, and his wife were headed

“One dead after motorcyclists collide on U.S. 19”

TARPON SPRINGS — If you ask anyone in the local cadre of motorcyclists in New Port Richey, they’d tell you James Perrini was one of their brothers.“He’d take the shirt off his back if you needed it,” said friend and colleague Andrew Mackay.Perrini, owner of Chickies Pub and a member of the Suncoast Brotherhood Biker

“Troopers looking for hit-and-run driver”

SPRING HILL – The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a hit-and-run accident that damaged a house and two vehicles Saturday morning.The driver and vehicle involved in the accident have not been found.Troopers said the vehicle is possibly a maroon Jeep Cherokee based on the bumper cover that was left at the scene of the crash.The

“Motorcyclist tried to bribe his way out of speeding ticket, deputies say”

A motorcyclist was arrested in the Port Orange area early Saturday after he tried to bribe his way out of a speeding ticket, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said.According to sheriff’s spokesman Gary Davidson, a deputy spotted 20-year-old Andrew Ouellette traveling 67 mph in a 50 mph zone on Nova Road about 3:30 a.m. Saturday.The

“5 injured in crash on U.S. 19 in Palm Harbor”

PALM HARBOR — Five people were seriously injured in an accident on U.S. 19 just north of Alderman Road Tuesday morning.Witnesses and authorities said that about 10:15 a.m., a Pontiac GTO traveling north on U.S. 19 at a high rate of speed collided with a Toyota Highlander turning north onto U.S. 19 from Colonial Boulevard.After

“Elderly driver injured in hit-run crash at Clearwater post office”

An elderly woman was seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident Tuesday afternoon on Belcher Road near Rainbow Drive. According to police, Ellen Sweeney, 79, of Largo was traveling south on Belcher at 12:30 p.m. when a Dodge pickup truck turned into her path as it tried to enter an “exit only” area of the post

“Bicyclist airlifted after accident”

MANATEE – A 31-yearold man was airlifted to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg with life-threatening injuries after his bicycle collided with a car Saturday afternoon, the Florida Highway Patrol reports. The accident occurred at about 4:45 p.m. in the 2500 block of Cortez Road when the bicyclist was weaving in and out of stopped