Month: March 2011

“Man hit at antique car show ID’d”

ENGLEWOOD — The man who was hit on an Englewood sidewalk Sunday and killed by a 1965 Cobra as he watched cars at an antique car show has been identified as Gerald A. Neumann.A German citizen who rode around town on a yellow Peugeot bicycle, Neumann was a vital man of 79 who followed a

“Lakeland Man, 75, Killed in Crash; Two Others Are Injured”

LAKELAND One man was killed and two others were seriously injured in a two-car crash at U.S. 98 and West Socrum Loop Road on Monday morning. William T. Snow, 75, of Lakeland, died at Lakeland Regional Medical Center as a result of injuries. His wife, Elaine S. Snow, 75, was seriously injured. So was William

“UF senior suffers head injuries learning to ride motorcycle”

A senior at the University of Florida suffered critical head injuries Sunday, apparently while learning to drive a motorcycle.According to the Gainesville Police Department, the accident happened while Stacie Lavender, 21, was in a parking lot at Arbor Place apartments at 309 SW 16th Ave.Witnesses told police that she was being taught to drive a

“Florida woman charged with hitting triplets with Jeep, killing one”

HUDSON, FLA. — A Tampa Bay-area woman who authorities say hit a group of young girls with her Jeep — killing one — faces several charges.The Florida Highway Patrol arrested 39-year-old Betty-Jo Tagerson on Friday and charged her with vehicular homicide, reckless driving and driving involving property damage.Authorities say Tagerson was upset after an argument

“South Bay man, 31, killed in possible hit-and-run in Belle Glade”

BELLE GLADE — A 31-year-old pedestrian from South Bay was killed along State Road 715 sometime this morning in an apparent hit-and-run.According to a Florida Highway Patrol Report, George Jermaine Dyous was found in a grass ditch on the side of the road early this morning. Investigators believe Dyous was walking either on the road

“Bradenton hit-and-run victim OK; suspect behind bars”

MANATEE — The 5-year-old victim of a hit-and-run over the weekend was in stable condition Sunday in a St. Petersburg hospital while he suspect was behind bars at the Manatee County Jail.“The young boy is in All-Children’s Hospital and he is stable with a broken leg,” Lt. William Fowler of the Bradenton Police Department said

“Four teens die in crash in Sarasota”

SARASOTA (AP) — Authorities in Sarasota say four teens have died in a car accident.The Florida Highway Patrol says the SUV they were riding slammed into a wall after the driver lost control on Sunday around 5:25 a.m. FHP says alcohol was not a factor in the crash.The vicitims have been identified as 19-year-old Sean

Pedestrian killed along SR 715

A 31•yearold pedestrian from South Bay was killed along State Road 715 sometime Sunday morning. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report. George Jermaine Dyous was found in a grass ditch on the side of the road early Sunday. Investigators believe he was walking on the roadside when a Chevy Blazer hit him. The driver

“3 injured in 1-75 crash near Santa Fe bridge”

Three people were hospitalized following an early-morning crash on Interstate 75 near the Santa Fe River bridge in northern Alachua County. One person was critically injured and two others suffered serious injuries, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The accident occurred around 1:15 a.m. Friday near mile marker 407. FHP Trooper Matthew Simmons said a