Month: June 2011

Motorcycle Crash Injures Two

A Lee man and a Madison woman were seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in Suwannee County on Sunday, May 15. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Randall Scott, 53, ofSuwanee, and his passenger, Retta Raggins, 49, of Madison, were flown by helicopter to Shands in Gainesville with serious injuries.The wreck occurred in the

Bike rider hurt after colliding with car in Hosford Saturday

A 21-year-old Hosford resident was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital by emergencyhelicopter after his bicycle collided with a car Saturday afternoon.Marvin M. Staton was riding south on Shuler Street around 5:27 p.m. when he failed to heed a stop sign at a four-way intersection and rode into the path of a westbound car on RobertsStreet,

Pedestrian killed in crash

A pedestrian was hit and killed by a truck Sunday night while trying to cross Pensacola Boulevard. About 8:10 p.m. Sunday, Heriberto Ponce, 61, of Miami, walked into the path of a northbound truck while attempting to cross the six-lane divided highway near Milstead Street, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. The Dodge pickup

Lakes hit-and-run victim: ‘Come save me’

Damaged Ford F-150 sought after woman hurt LAUDERDALE LAKES – Trapped in the wreckage of her car, Miriam Reid could only reach the cellphone she kept on a cord around her neck. She called her older brother, “Come save me,” said the 20-year-old nursing student. From the family’s house just blocks away, Emmanuel Reid, 24,

Motorcyclist dies after accident

SAFETY HARBORA Tampa Man injured in a motorcycle accident on Memorial Day died Tuesday, officials said. Eric Von Schnetzer, 40, died about 11:30 a.m. at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said Von Schnetzer was northbound on Philippe Parkway about 2:20 p.m. Monday when he failed to

Crash sends Two People to Hospital

WINTER HAVENTwo people were hospitalized Saturday following a crash on Lucerne Park Road in Winter Haven, police said. The crash happened about 11:40 a.m. Charles Evans, 53, was headed north on Lucerne Park Road when his 2007 Chevrolet truck drifted into the southbound lane, according to Winter Haven Police Department. He struck the rear left

Woman steps in path of truck, dies

POLICE BEATA Lake City woman who apparently walked into the traffic lanes of U.S. 441 died early Friday morning. The Florida Highway Patrol said Jeanette M. Woods, 34, of Lake City, was killed when she was hit by a 2008 Chevrolet pickup being driven by Gregory S. Williams Jr., 40, of Branford.The 12:30 a.m. crash

Motorcyclist in serious condition after accident

A motorcyclist was in serious condition Saturday at Lee Memorial hospital after an accidentin Charlotte County Friday night. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Mark T. Buck, 58,of Port Charlotte, was riding north along U.S. 41 when a Toyota Corolla pulled out fromChurch Street and into his path. Buck tried to avoid the collision by

Bicyclist dies in crash with car near 1-75

A bicyclist died late Friday after veering into the path of an oncoming car on Tice Street nearthe Interstate 75 exchange. Florida Highway Patrol officers have not identified the bicyclistwho they say may have been intoxicated at the time. The driver was not impaired, trooper said, and has not been charged.FHP is requesting the public’s

Witness Needed In Fatal Accident

38-Year-Old Wauchula Man Died Following Foggy Crash By JOAN SEAMANof The Herald-Advocate A potential witness to a fatal crash on Saturday morning is asked to help the Florida Highway Patrol. According to the FHP report of Tpr. Jesse DeBoom, the incident happened shortly before 8 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. 17 and REA Road