Month: April 2011

Orlando Boy Struck, Killed While Riding Scooter

Boy, 7, Struck And Killed While Riding Scooter An Orlando boy was struck and killed by a car while riding his scooter in an apartment complex parking lot. Police said 7-year-old Alberto De Alba darted in front of a car driven by Merline Jean about 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The accident happened at the Ridge Club

Man loses balance, fatally hit by truck

A 69-year-old man died after losing his balance, falling into the road and getting hit by a truck Monday afternoon, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. Authorities are withholding the pedestrian’s name until his relatives are notified. The accident happened about 1 p.m., as Donald A. Buck Jr., 43, of Tarpon Springs was driving

Fort Lauderdale truck driver killed crossing I-75 after crash

A truck driver from Fort Lauderdale died on Interstate 75 on Friday after his rig was in a crash and he tried to cross the highway on foot in the predawn darkness. Lucas Joseph Folino, 36, was driving south around 6 a.m. when his truck hit the back of another tractor-trailer and jackknifed into the

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

Ruskin coupled killed in two-vehicle crash

RUSKIN – A Ruskin couple was killed late Friday in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of US Highway 41 and Cockroach Bay Rd. Clarence W. Bassett Jr., 82, and Sallie Bassett, 70, were pronounced dead at the scene just after 11pm. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report Bassett Jr. was driving east on