Category: pedestrian accident

Child killed at bus stop

A 10-year-old boy died Tuesday morning after he was struck by a pickup truck at a Clermont bus stop that angry parents and neighbors say has been dangerous for years.“It was an accident waiting to happen and something needs to be done to make this bus stop, and probably many others, safer for the kids,”

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 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

Lakeland Teen Struck by Car Listed in Serious Condition

A 14-year-old girl who was struck by a car Tuesday morning while attempting to walk across North Socrum Loop Road near Lake Gibson Middle School, was listed in serious condition in the Tampa General Hospital Children’s Medical Center on Wednesday morning. Alexis Spiker, of 6950 N. Socrum Loop Road, in Lakeland, was taken to Tampa

Woman seriously injured after being hit by car in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — A woman was struck by a vehicle Wednesday morning in St. Petersburg. According to the st. Petersburg Police Department, the woman was hit at 19th Avenue South and Dr. M.L. King, Jr. Street just after 6:30 a.m. gray KIA four-door sedan. The pedestrian was taken Bayfront Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. The

“Man hit at antique car show ID’d”

ENGLEWOOD — The man who was hit on an Englewood sidewalk Sunday and killed by a 1965 Cobra as he watched cars at an antique car show has been identified as Gerald A. Neumann.A German citizen who rode around town on a yellow Peugeot bicycle, Neumann was a vital man of 79 who followed a

“Florida woman charged with hitting triplets with Jeep, killing one”

HUDSON, FLA. — A Tampa Bay-area woman who authorities say hit a group of young girls with her Jeep — killing one — faces several charges.The Florida Highway Patrol arrested 39-year-old Betty-Jo Tagerson on Friday and charged her with vehicular homicide, reckless driving and driving involving property damage.Authorities say Tagerson was upset after an argument

“Man facing charges in traffic crash that killed bystander”

HOLIDAY — A Tarpon Springs man is facing charges after investigators said he caused a traffic accident that killed a bystander in June 2010. Joshua Henry Cross, 21, was arrested on charges of vehicular homicide on Tuesday. Investigators said his arrest stems from an accident on the evening of June 14, 2010 in Holiday. According

“Pedestrian hit, killed in Lakeland”

LAKELAND — A pedestrian was hit and killed Tuesday night while crossing a Lakeland road. According to reports, Wayne Lester Hile, 54, was walking along Duff Road shortly after 7 p.m., when for unknown reasons, he left the shoulder of the road and walked into the eastbound lane of Duff Road. At the same time,

“Pedestrian struck, seriously injured on East Bay Drive”

LARGO — A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and seriously injured Wednesday night on East Bay Drive, authorities said. The accident occurred just after 10 p.m. near Lions Club Road, according to police officials. The pedestrian, who was not immediately identified, was taken to Bayfront Medical Center as a trauma alert patient, authorities said.