Category: careless driving

Man arrested on DUI, drug charges

Man arrested on DUI, drug chargesafter crashing car into shoppersA Sanibel Island man was arrested Monday after his carjumped a sidewalk at a south Fort Myers store, injuringthree elderly people.Curtis Vincent Gates Jr., 39, of the 1500 block of PeriwinkleWay, was charged with driving while under the influenceof alcohol or drugs, producing drugs and three

Motorcyclist killed in crash

TAMPA –A 25–year–old man was killed when he wrecked a motorcycle early Thursday morning. The man, whose name has not been released, was traveling north at high speed on Nebraska Avenue about 2 a.m., according to the Tampa Police Department. At East Yukon Street, he crashed into the back of a pickup, authorities said. Emergency

Police look at traffic collision, crash was in neighborhood

A 23-year-old man died Tuesday when the car in which he was a passenger smashed into a truck at high speed on a residential street in Palm Bay. Police said Robert Alexander Williams died at the scene where a Chevrolet Impala ran into a Silverado as the truck was being backed out of a residential

“Woman cited with careless driving in three-car wreck”

NAVARRE — A Cantonment woman was cited for careless driving after running into the rear of a car, which then struck the vehicle in front of it.Vera Daniel, 55, was seriously injured in the 10 a.m. wreck Tuesday morning, according to the Florida Highway Patrol media release.She was heading east on U.S. Highway 98 when

A 41-year-old man who was thrown from his motorcycle in Collier County Thursday is now facing charges

Wesley Eversole, of Naples, is charged with driving without motorcycle registration, failure to exhibit a license, and careless driving. State troopers say Eversole lost control of the motorcycle shortly before 3 a.m. near the intersection of Vanderbilt Beach Road and US-41. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the motorcycle hit a median, throwing Eversole onto

A 72-year-old woman driving a pickup truck lost control Monday and crashed into a bus stop shelter, injuring a University of South Florida student

Police say Joy Conley, 22, of Ft. Lauderdale, was waiting at a HART bus shelter, N Himes Avenue and W Columbus Drive, when a 2001 Ford Ranger plowed into her. Conley was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital with serious, non-life threatening injuries, Tampa police spokeswoman Darla Portman said. The crash happened at 12:34 p.m. as

Texting While Driving Getting National Attention

Text messaging while driving has become a daily distraction for a generation of drivers hooked on instant communication…and a menace to others on the road. Last year, heather Hurd, 26, and Stephanie Phills, 37, died when a truck driver, reaching for his hand-held device to text hist office, rammed into traffic at a stoplight on