Tampa + Florida Accident News

Man Thrown From Motorcycle on Park Street Dies at Hospital

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St. Petersburg, FL (10/02/2019) – David Allen Hopkins, 61, died after a motorcycle accident on Wednesday night. Mr. Hopkins drove his Harley Wednesday night north on Park Street. He passed cars that had stopped in the median lane for a southbound ambulance and locked his rear brakes. This caused the motorcycle to flip and throw him off, police reported. He did not have a helmet on at the time of the accident. EMTs took Mr. Hopkins to St. Petersburg General Hospital in critical condition. He was then taken to Bayfront Health, St. Peteresburg where he died.  We would like to express our deepest condolences to all those impacted by this tragic loss. Fatal motorcycle accidents are all too common and must be investigated carefully.  Abrahamson & Uiterwyk is committed to advocating for individuals and families impacted by serious and even fatal accidents, including motorcycle accidents. Here on our accident news blog we report on stories that involve personal injuries because these are the stories we tell on behalf of our clients every day. If you or a loved one has been impacted by a personal injury accident, we invite you to contact our firm anytime to discuss your case with a qualified attorney. Please note that all information in these articles is taken from secondhand sources and not verified independently. If you see something that needs correction, please bring it to our attention and we will make corrections or remove the post . Sources: TB Reporter, WFLA

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Pedestrian Killed Crossing State Road 574 in Dover

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DOVER, FL (10.02.2019) – A 41-year-old pedestrian was hit and killed early in the morning of Wednesday October 2nd on State Road 574 in Dover.  Florida Highway Patrol said that he was walking northbound and stepped into the path of an oncoming car around 2:50 am.  Erika Lopez Boxtha was driving southbound when the pedestrian stepped in front of her car and caused the collision. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released as police are trying to inform the next of kin. Alcohol was not involved in the crash, according to the police report. No charges are expected for the driver.  Our hearts go out to all of those impacted by this tragedy. Pedestrian fatalities like this one occur far too often in Florida. It’s essential that fatal pedestrian accidents be thoroughly investigated so that the cause of the collision can be understood, and the responsible party can be identified and, if warranted, held accountable. Abrahamson & Uiterwyk is committed to advocating for individuals and families impacted by serious and even fatal accidents, including pedestrian collisions. Here on our accident news blog we report on stories that involve personal injuries because these are the stories we tell on behalf of our clients every day. If you or a loved one has been impacted by a personal injury accident, we invite you to contact our firm anytime to discuss your case with a qualified attorney. Note: If you are a family member of someone impacted by this accident and would like us to remove their name from this story simply click here. Sources: Tampa Bay Times, WFLA

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