Category: motorcycle accident

“UF senior suffers head injuries learning to ride motorcycle”

A senior at the University of Florida suffered critical head injuries Sunday, apparently while learning to drive a motorcycle.According to the Gainesville Police Department, the accident happened while Stacie Lavender, 21, was in a parking lot at Arbor Place apartments at 309 SW 16th Ave.Witnesses told police that she was being taught to drive a

“Deputy injured during charity event”

ST. PETERSBURG — A Polk County deputy was injured in a St. Petersburg crash during a charity motorcycle ride for three fallen officers Sunday. According to reports, Deputy Steven Neil hit another bike when it changed lanes in front of him on 1st Ave. S., east of 34th St. N. The deputy was transported to

“One person killed in overnight motorcycle crash”

TARPON SPRINGS — One person died in a late-night crash involving three motorcycles in Tarpon Springs. According to officials, the crash happened on U.S. Highway 19 at Tookes Road. Two people were flown to Bayfront Medical Center. Their conditions are unknown. Officers shut down a portion of the roadway while they investigated the crash. Investigators

“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

“Motorcycle only checkpoints outrages national lawmakers”

Even as Georgia law enforcement finalizes their plans for motorcycle only checkpoints over the next few weeks, lawmakers in Washington are taking steps to cut the federal funding feeding the controversial practice. The most recent state enacting the federally funded motorcycle-only checkpoints is Georgia, awarded a $70,000 grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration