Month: March 2011

Motorcyclist, 34, dies after crash

SPRING HILL Motorcyclist, 34, dies after crash A motorcyclist died early Sunday after failing to make a curve, striking a tree and then being hit by another driver, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The name of the motorcyclist, who was 34 and from Spring Hill, was not released. The patrol said that around 3 a.m.,

Motorists injured in head-on collision

Motorists injured in head-on collision Two motorists were taken to a local hospital after they suffered injuries Thursday when their vehi­cles collided, head-on, as they were traveling on U.S. Highway 441. Richard A. Cook, 55, of Orange Park, suffered serious injuries in the wreck, while the driver of the other vehicle, James C. May Jr.,

No one hurt in RTS, school bus crash

No one hurt in RTS, school bus crash No one was injured when an Alachua County school bus and a Gainesville Regional Transit System bus clipped each other in turn lanes at the intersection of Tower Road and Newber­ry Road on Tuesday morn­ing. reported the Florida Highway Patrol. The accident occurred at 7:40 a.m. as

One dead, two others injured in accident on Alligator Alley

One dead, two others injured in accident on Alligator Alley FHP says pickup rear-ended SUV west of intersection with U.S. 27 By Joe Cavaretta staff writer One person died and two others were injured early Wednesday after an accident along Interstate 75 in western Broward County according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The accident happened

Road crossings take a deadly turn

State tops fatality list; some blame distractions for drivers and pedestrians Pedestrian fatalities The Tampa Bay area, like many others in Florida, has a high concentration of pedestrian accidents. In just three counties. 78 people died last year when they were struck by a vehicle. Many of the locations in Pasco. Pinellas and Hillsborough are