Month: March 2011

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., of Lake City was taken

“Man facing charges in traffic crash that killed bystander”

HOLIDAY — A Tarpon Springs man is facing charges after investigators said he caused a traffic accident that killed a bystander in June 2010. Joshua Henry Cross, 21, was arrested on charges of vehicular homicide on Tuesday. Investigators said his arrest stems from an accident on the evening of June 14, 2010 in Holiday. According

“Cyclist dies two days after being hit by van”

ST. PETERSBURG — A 48-year-old man died Saturday, two days after he was hit by a van while riding his bicycle along Gandy Boulevard in Pinellas County. Roger Soloman was pronounced dead on Saturday at Bayfront Medical Center. He had been admitted to the hospital following an accident on Thursday. Accordig to reports, Soloman and

“Pedestrian hit, killed in Lakeland”

LAKELAND — A pedestrian was hit and killed Tuesday night while crossing a Lakeland road. According to reports, Wayne Lester Hile, 54, was walking along Duff Road shortly after 7 p.m., when for unknown reasons, he left the shoulder of the road and walked into the eastbound lane of Duff Road. At the same time,

“New Port Richey cracking down on jaywalkers”

In New Port Richey, officials are dedicating extra patrols to catching jaywalkers. As a result, someone who plans to cross U.S. 19 without using a crosswalk could very well get a ticket for jaywalking. In January alone, more than 30 citations were given to jaywalkers. Anyone who gets a ticket for jaywalking has to pay

“Dump truck driver arrested for DUI”

Florida Highway Patrol officials arrested a man who they say was driving a dump truck under the influence in Sept. and caused a crash which killed one person and injured three others. Officials say Daniel Arends, 49, was arrested because of his involvement in a traffic crash that occurred on Sept. 21, 2010, in which

“Tampa woman, 19, killed in rollover crash on I-75”

Russell Colleran, 19, was driving a Dodge Caliber north on I-75 shortly after 10 p.m, the report said. Five passengers were in the vehicle with him at the time. The vehicle was about six miles south of State Road 50 when, for unknown reasons, he drove off the road and onto the grass shoulder, the

“Two people died as a result of a traffic crash Sunday night in Plant City”

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash happened just before 10:30 p.m. when a Ford Escort crossed the center line and collided with a Toyota Corolla on State Road 60 near Highway 39. Officials identified the victims as 23-year-old Saul Gregorio-Daniel, of Plant City and Shawn Quade, 34, of Brandon. Gregorio-Daniel was the passenger

“Motorcycle only checkpoints outrages national lawmakers”

Even as Georgia law enforcement finalizes their plans for motorcycle only checkpoints over the next few weeks, lawmakers in Washington are taking steps to cut the federal funding feeding the controversial practice. The most recent state enacting the federally funded motorcycle-only checkpoints is Georgia, awarded a $70,000 grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

“Clearwater man dies after motorcycle hits truck”

CLEARWATER — Gary Kitchen was riding his black Harley-Davidson motorcycle home from a dental appointment Thursday when, somehow, he lost control. His wife, Cathy, had kissed him goodbye that morning, like every day she went to work. “He’s a homebody,” she said of her husband of nearly 35 years, who couldn’t work due to a