Month: March 2011

Man drives in wrong di-rection, dies in collision.

Man drives in wrong di­rection, dies in collision. Shane Swenson, 31, of Ti- tusville, was killed Thursday morning after driving the wrong way on a major Or­ange County road. The two-vehicle crash happened at about 3:40 a.m. at State Road 417 and Uni­versity Boulevard, and shut down the road for several hours, officials reported. An

Insurance fraud: Staged crashes rob Floridians

No-fault fraud gangs prove it’s possible to steal more money with a ball­point pen than a gun. Insurance fraud: Staged crashes rob Floridians By Walter Dartland Every day. staged-crash gangs and crooked clinics rob hardworking Floridians with brazen insurance schemes that ex­ploit loopholes in our no-fault auto- insurance system. Large and loose­ly organized fraud gangs

Man crossing street hit, killed by car

Man crossing street hit, killed by car TAMPA — A 44-year-old man was hit by a car and killed while trying to cross West Hillsborough Avenue on Saturday night, police said. The accident happened about 9:40 p.m., when the man was trying to cross Hillsborough at North MacDill Avenue, police said. He stepped into the

JURY DELIVERS $2.25 MILLION VERDICT IN 1-95 OFF-RAMP CRASH

LEGAL BRIEFS JURY DELIVERS $2.25 MILLION VERDICT IN 1-95 OFF-RAMP CRASH A Palm Beach County jury found a teen­age driver was responsible for the death of Ann Prushansky and awarded damages netting the victim’s three surviving chil­dren $2.25 million. Fradley, 17 at the time, was blamed for killing Prushansky in a six-vehicle pileup on the

Man seriously hurt in crash that killed one

POLICE BEAT Man seriously hurt in crash that killed one A Gainesville man was seriously injured in a head-on collision Wednesday night that left another driver dead. The Florida Highway Patrol said Michael David Delp. 49. was taken to Shands at the University of Florida following the 8:23 p.m. crash on State Road 40 at