Month: June 2011

Man in critical condition after motorcycle crash

A Pensacola man was in critical condition after crashing his motorcycle Monday on Interstatee110 south of Maxwell Street. Jeremy J. Jones, 28, was taken to Baptist Hospital after the accident at 6:30 p.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Jones, who was wearing a helmet, was traveling southbound on I-110 in the inside lane, the

Police: 4 injured in 3-vehicle crash

FLEEING .DRIVERPolice: 4 injured in 3-vehicle crashBy MATTHEW PLEASANTNYT Regional Media Group WINTER HAVENA 26-year-old driver fleeing from police caused a Multi-vehicle crash at U.S. 17 and Avenue G Southeast that injured him and three others, two seriously, Tuesday night, Winter Haven policesaid.The driver, Frenanadio Dwayne Washington, of 300 Lee Ave. N.W., was thrown from

Report: Bicyclist injured in hit and run

PORT CHARLOTTE- A Punta Gorda man was bicycling east on Harbor Boulevard, attemptingto cross U.S. 41, when he was struck by a vehicle of an unknown make an model Monday evening, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. A witness said Raymond Earl Hembree,53, crossed the path of a vehicle on his bike on a

Grandmother killed in crash at intersection

PEMBROKE PINESA driver may have run a red light in a crash Monday afternoon in Pembroke Pines that left a grandmother dead, police said. Neyda Hernandez, 51, of Pembroke Pines, was trying to make a left turn on to Pines Boulevard from Northwest 208th Avenue when her car collided with another vehicle at the intersection,

Publix employee hit in parking lot

CHARLOTTE COUNTY– A Publix employee is reported to be in critical condition after being hit by a car in the store’s parking lot.Paramedics took Betty Henley, 76, of Englewood to Lee Memorial Hospital.Shortly after 3:30 p.m. Monday, Henley was reportedly walking toward a shopping cart return bin at the Publix at 1500 Placida Road. The

Driver leaves scene of accident

CHARLOTTE COUNTY-A hit-and-run driver struck a bicyclist at U.S. 41 and Harbor Boulevard in Charlotte County late Monday. Shortly before 10 p.m., Raymond Earl Hembree, 53, reportedly crossed U.S. 41 in front of an oncoming northbound car at a traffic signal. The driver struck Hembree and continuednorth. Paramedics took Hembree to Lee Memorial Hospital, where

Softball coach gets four years in prison in fatal wreck

Man who was intoxicated says he’s ‘truly sorry’BY TOM BRENNANThe Tampa Tribune Tampa- The coach had belted down a half-dozen beers and a couple of tequila shots at the holiday dessert social for his girls softball team. Team parents became so concerned they decided to snatch his keys, but Paul Michael Parks had sneaked out

Bicyclist dies in crash with pickup

A bicyclist was killed Wednesday evening after he and a pickup collided on Alt. U.S.19 in Tarpon Springs, authorities said. The crash happened about 7:30 p.m. just south of where the road crosses Plaza Drive. Police said an unidentified male bicyclist was riding against traffic on the eastern edge of the road when he was

Woman killed crossing road

PALM BEACH COUNTYA woman was killed Wednesday night after she was struck by a sport utility vehicle west of LakeWorth, a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said. Dianna Gonzalez, 40, of West Palm Beach attempted to cross to the south side of l0th Avenue North, east of Florida MangoRoad, at 8:36 p.m., according to

Motorcycle crash kills man, woman

Motorcycle crash kills man, womanLAKELAND-A 38-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman were killed while riding a motorcycleMonday night in Lakeland when it struck a car as it backed out of a driveway, according to theFlorida Highway Patrol.Michael Mitts and Laura Nalley of Lakeland died at the scene on North Chestnut Road, near the intersection of