Category: hit and run

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,

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

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

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

Woman killed in hit-and-run accident near Boca Raton

Driver who left scene found at his home, officials say By Jerome BurdiSTAFF WRITER WEST BOCA – A woman struck and killed by a car on Thursday washit with such force that it left her body partially dismembered, the PalmBeach County Sheriffs Office said. Guadalupe Corrizales, 73, who livedwest of Boca Raton, was killed about

Troopers: Witnesses chase down hit-and-rum driver

Motorists who witnessed an SUV hitting a motorcyclist on I-95 chased down the SUV and held the driver until police arrived, Florida Highway Patrol troopers said. BY JOE CAVARETTASun Sentinel An SUV driver who, troopers say, tried to flee after striking a motorcyclist on Interstate 95 in SouthBroward early Sunday was chased for almost five

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

Driver sought in fatal pedestrian accident

Tampa Police are investigating a hit-and-run in which a driver killed a pedestrian in Tampa. According to the report, Aaron Cordes was pushing a shopping cart across 50th Street on Broadway in the crosswalk against the traffic light when the driver of an SUV, who had a green light, hit Cordes. Investigators say the driver

Clearwater motorcyclist injured in hit-and-run

TAMPA – A Clearwater motorcyclist was injured Friday night when a car pulled in front of him, deputies said. Gregory Conklin, 52, of 2134 Bradford St., was thrown 30 feet from his 1991 Harley-Davidson about 11:30 p.m. at Fisher and Curlew roads. He was not wearing a helmet, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said. Conklin

“Clearwater man accused in two hit-and-run crashes just blocks apart”

CLEARWATER — A Clearwater man was drunk Tuesday night when he crashed into two vehicles in two separate accidents within a mile of each other and didn’t stop at either, according to arrest reports.Stephen M. Provenzano, 24, of 300 Gunn Ave., No. 2, was charged with driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an