Category: pedestrian fatalities

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,”

1 dead in motorcycle crash

The pedestrian was hit by a motorcyclist with a long history of traffic violations.SPRING HILL- A Spring Hill motorcyclist with three DUI charges on his driving record hit and killed a female pedestrian Thursday morning when he sped through a red light on Spring Hill Drive, authorities say. Investigators had not been able to identify

Pedestrian killed in crash

A pedestrian was hit and killed by a truck Sunday night while trying to cross Pensacola Boulevard. About 8:10 p.m. Sunday, Heriberto Ponce, 61, of Miami, walked into the path of a northbound truck while attempting to cross the six-lane divided highway near Milstead Street, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. The Dodge pickup

Woman steps in path of truck, dies

POLICE BEATA Lake City woman who apparently walked into the traffic lanes of U.S. 441 died early Friday morning. The Florida Highway Patrol said Jeanette M. Woods, 34, of Lake City, was killed when she was hit by a 2008 Chevrolet pickup being driven by Gregory S. Williams Jr., 40, of Branford.The 12:30 a.m. crash

Woman killed crossing road

PALM BEACH COUNTYA woman was killed Wednesday night after she was struck by a sport utility vehicle west of LakeWorth, a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said. Dianna Gonzalez, 40, of West Palm Beach attempted to cross to the south side of l0th Avenue North, east of Florida MangoRoad, at 8:36 p.m., according to

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

Woman released by police, then is killed after being hit by truck

Ormond Beach police first encountered the woman Thursday when she was foundpassed out in a bathroom. By Gary TaylorSTAFF WRITER A Port Orange woman died earlyFriday, about two hours after she walkedout of the Daytona Beach Police Department and was then hit by a pickup. Kimberly J. Staton, 36, of Port Orange was pronounced dead

“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

“New Port Richey cracking down on jaywalkers”

In New Port Richey, officials are dedicating extra patrols to catching jaywalkers. As a result, someone who plans to cross U.S. 19 without using a crosswalk could very well get a ticket for jaywalking. In January alone, more than 30 citations were given to jaywalkers. Anyone who gets a ticket for jaywalking has to pay