Category: auto accident

Child struck, killed when truck backs over her

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A 4-year-old girl died after she was run over by a pickup truck being worked on outside her home. Authorities say Jalessa Gonzalez was struck about 5:12 p.m. Monday. Lee County Sheriff’s deputies say 43-year-old Damon J. Drouin was in the driver’s seat of a Chevy Silverado when his friend asked

Woman airlifted after head-on collision

SEBRING — A woman was airlifted to Tampa Saturday morning after a head-on collision on Memorial Drive. The crash occurred at the intersection of Memorial Drive and Sunset Drive just before 11 a.m.. The two vehicles involved, a Saturn and a Rent-A-Center van, were headed in opposite directions on Memorial. “The van was headed northbound

Pedestrian Killed in Early Morning Crash on SR 50

A 24-year-old woman who ran directly into the path of a vehicle, died on the spot after she was struck on SR 50, east of Old Cheney Highway in Orange County, troopers said. Florida Highway Patrol said, Alicia Stokes, of Orlando, who was in the parking lot of Mr. Sisters, ran across the eastbound lanes

I-4 crash kills Orlando man

A 22-year-old man died in a crash on westbound Interstate 4 Sunday and one of his passengers is in serious condition. Florida Highway Patrol troopers said Ali Muhammad Chehab, of Orlando, died when his Toyota Scion flipped on I-4 south of State Road 436. Troopers said Chehab was driving on the inside lane when another

Key Largo man dies when struck by truck

A Key Largo man was killed Thursday when his bicycle was hit from behind on County Road 905 on North Key Largo. Gil Grove, 57, was riding south along the two-lane road to the Ocean Reef Club when he was struck from behind by a pickup truck, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The 11:30

Bicyclist critically hurt in crash on U.S. 441 near Micanopy

A bike rider from New Jersey was critically injured Monday afternoon after going through the windshield of a Honda Civic on U.S. 441. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Jayne Henry, 54, was apparently on her way back to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park — where she had been earlier in the day — when

Orlando Boy Struck, Killed While Riding Scooter

Boy, 7, Struck And Killed While Riding Scooter An Orlando boy was struck and killed by a car while riding his scooter in an apartment complex parking lot. Police said 7-year-old Alberto De Alba darted in front of a car driven by Merline Jean about 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The accident happened at the Ridge Club

Man loses balance, fatally hit by truck

A 69-year-old man died after losing his balance, falling into the road and getting hit by a truck Monday afternoon, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. Authorities are withholding the pedestrian’s name until his relatives are notified. The accident happened about 1 p.m., as Donald A. Buck Jr., 43, of Tarpon Springs was driving

Ruskin coupled killed in two-vehicle crash

RUSKIN – A Ruskin couple was killed late Friday in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of US Highway 41 and Cockroach Bay Rd. Clarence W. Bassett Jr., 82, and Sallie Bassett, 70, were pronounced dead at the scene just after 11pm. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report Bassett Jr. was driving east on

Seven people injured in night of motorcycle crashes

Seven people injured in night of motorcycle crashes PINELLAS PARK-There was a lot of mayhem involving motorcycles in the area around U.S.19 and 49th Street in Pinellas Park Wednesday night. A series of incidents involving eight motorcyclists resulted in seven people being injured –six of them motorcyclists. Police said one of the motorcyclists suffered life-threatening