Category: automobile accident

Deputy in hospital after Thursday crash

FHP says his patrol car collided with another car while enroute to a call.By Karen VoylesStaff writerA Levy County sheriff’s deputy from Dunnellon was seriously injured when his marked patrolcar caught fire following a Thursday night crash. The Florida Highway Patrol said Cpl. BrianChristopher Marra, 36, was taken to Shands at the University of Florida

Three injured in head-on crash

NEWS BRIEFSThree injured in head-on crashThree people remained in critical condition late Friday following a head-on car crash Thursday at mile marker 64.5 of U.S. 1, on the Long Key Bridge. Robb Cagle, 27, and Sarah Cagle, 29, both ofGoodletsville, Tenn., and Jessi Thornton, 19, of West Palm Beach were all flown to the Ryder

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,

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

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

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,

Traffic crashes kill 3 in bay area; hit-run driver sought

Three people were killed in separate accidents across the Tampa Bay area early this weekend.A man died from injuries after he was struck by a sport utility vehicle in Tampa early Saturdaywhile crossing against the traffic light on 50th Street at Broadway Avenue, police said. The SUVdriver never stopped.Aaron Keith Cordes, 57, was pushing a

Car Slams Into School Bus

Workers pull a mangled car from under a school bus Thursday near the intersection of U.S.17 and Golf Course Boulevard, east of Punta Gorda. Officials say the driver of the car suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash. Two of the approximately 40 East Elementary School students on the bus were taken to a local hospital

“Three cycling deaths in three weeks is three too many”

Three bicyclists have been killed during the past three weeks, all of them while pedaling on roads in our backyard. Firefighter John Wilson was struck by an SUV in Jupiter on Feb. 7. He was 50 years old. Two days later, cyclist Gary Zimmer was hit by a car while riding in a bike lane

Automobile collides with bus An elderly man was killed Sunday morning in an automobile accident with a Greyhound bus in Citrus County. The elderly man was driving his car at about 8:25a.m., traveling southeast on U.S. 98 near the Sugarmill Woods area of Homosassa. At the intersection of U.S. 98 and Oak Park Boulevard, the