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I-275 Shut Down Monday Morning After Fiery Semi-Truck Crash

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Tampa, FL (6/15/2020) – Troopers shut down I-275 on Monday morning after a semi-truck carrying apple cider and car collided and caught on fire. The crash happened around 3:15 a.m. on I-275 at Bearss Avenue. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a car was driving the wrong way on the interstate when it crashed into a semi-truck. The accident pushed the semi into the median where it hit the barrier and caught on fire. The driver of the car was rushed to the hospital where they are in serious condition, while the driver of the semi was not injured in the crash. The Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the accident. I-275 remained closed in both directions until around 5:30 a.m. It is unclear whether impairment was a factor in the accident. Contact an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer in Florida Our hearts go out to all of those impacted by this tragedy. Car accidents like this one occur far too often in Florida. It’s essential that car 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 accidents, including car accidents. Here on our accident news blog, we report on stories that involve personal injuries because we help our clients recover losses and damages from accidents like this one. 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 car accident attorney. Note: This post utilizes secondary sources independent of Abrahamson & Uiterwyk. The information used from these sources is not independently confirmed by our staff. If anything in this post is incorrect, please contact us and we will correct the inaccurate information or remove the post. 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: Bay News 9, WTSP

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Man in Clearwater Charged With DUI After Injuring a Pedestrian

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Clearwater, FL (6/14/2020) – A man in Clearwater is facing DUI charges after seriously injuring a pedestrian in a crash on Saturday night. The crash occurred around 11:55 p.m. on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard near Arcturas Avenue. According to the Clearwater Police Department, 20-year-old Ezequiel Mezquite was driving west on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard in his 2015 Toyota Camry when he struck a 35-year-old man from Largo who was trying to cross the street. The victim had life-threatening injuries and was rushed to Morton Plant Hospital. He was later transferred to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, where his current condition is unknown. When police arrived, Mezquite showed signs of impairment and was arrested for DUI and possession of marijuana. He was booked into the Pinellas County Jail the night of the accident. Experienced Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Florida Our hearts go out to all those affected by this tragedy. Pedestrian accidents like this one occur far too often in Florida. Police must investigate fatal pedestrian accidents to understand the cause of the crash. The responsible party can then be identified and, if warranted, held accountable. Abrahamson & Uiterwyk commits to advocating for individuals and families affected by severe and even fatal accidents, including pedestrian accidents. Here on our accident news blog, we report on stories that involve personal injuries because we help our clients recover losses and damages from accidents like this one. If a personal injury accident has affected you or a loved one, we invite you to contact our firm anytime to discuss your case with a qualified personal injury 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. Source: IONTB

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Wrong-Way Crash on I-275 Leaves Two Dead

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Hillsborough County, FL (6/7/2020) – Two people died early Saturday morning after a head-on wrong-way crash on I-275. The crash occurred around 3:15 a.m. in the southbound lanes of I-275 at mile marker 39. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 28-year-old man from Tampa was driving north in the southbound lanes of the interstate when he crashed into a car driven by a 20-year-old man from Largo. A third driver then hit debris from the initial crash. Both the men involved in the initial collision were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The third driver, a man from Clearwater, didn’t sustain any injuries. Police are still investigating the cause of the accident and have not stated whether alcohol was a factor in the crash. Contact an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer in Florida Our hearts go out to all of those impacted by this tragedy. Car accidents like this one occur far too often in Florida. It’s essential that car 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 accidents, including car accidents. Here on our accident news blog, we report on stories that involve personal injuries because we help our clients recover losses and damages from accidents like this one. 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 car accident attorney. Note: This post utilizes secondary sources independent of Abrahamson & Uiterwyk. The information used from these sources is not independently confirmed by our staff. If anything in this post is incorrect, please contact us and we will correct the inaccurate information or remove the post. 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.  Source: Tampa Bay Reporter

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5-Vehicle Crash on I-4 Leaves One Dead, Several Injured

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Polk County, FL (6/7/2020) – One woman died and several other people were injured after a crash involving five vehicles on I-4 Thursday morning. The accident happened around 6:40 a.m. just east of US 98. The Florida Highway Patrol states that a 22-year-old Lakeland woman was driving her sedan west on I-4 when she attempted to change lanes. The rear of her sedan hit the front right bumper of a car driven by a 38-year-old Orlando man, causing both cars to crash into the median.  The Lakeland woman’s car then broke the barrier and hit a pickup truck driving in the eastbound lanes of the interstate head-on. A car driven by a 55-year-old man from Port Charlotte attempted to avoid the crash but was hit by a tractor-trailer. The tractor-trailer then hit the pickup truck, causing it to travel across the median. Emergency responders rushed the Lakeland woman to the hospital, where she later died from her injuries. The 55-year-old driver of the pickup only suffered minor injuries, but his 44-year-old and 48-year-old passengers were seriously injured. A 55-year-old woman from Port Charlotte was also seriously injured in the crash. The Charlotte man, however, only suffered minor injuries. The Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the accident. Eastbound lanes of I-4 were closed until around 10:46 a.m. while crews worked the scene. Contact an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer in Florida Our hearts go out to all of those impacted by this tragedy. Car accidents like this one occur far too often in Florida. It’s essential that car 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 accidents, including car accidents. Here on our accident news blog, we report on stories that involve personal injuries because we help our clients recover losses and damages from accidents like this one. 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 car accident attorney. Note: This post utilizes secondary sources independent of Abrahamson & Uiterwyk. The information used from these sources is not independently confirmed by our staff. If anything in this post is incorrect, please contact us and we will correct the inaccurate information or remove the post. 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.  Source: Tampa Bay Reporter

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Hit-and-Run Crash in Hillsborough County Leaves One Bicyclist Dead

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Hillsborough County, FL (5/31/2020) – Police are looking for the suspect of a hit-and-run that killed a bicyclist early Sunday morning. The crash occurred around 1:00 a.m. on State Road 674 just west of 24th Avenue Southeast. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, an unidentified driver of an orange Toyota Corolla or Camry was heading east on State Road 674 when they hit a bicyclist traveling the same direction in the outside lane. The bicyclist died at the scene of the accident and the driver immediately fled. Troopers are looking for a 2007 or newer model of the orange sedan with significant damage to the right front fender, including a missing headlight. If you have any information about the crash, please contact the Florida Highway Patrol at 813-558-1800. Experienced Bicycle Accident Lawyers in Florida Our hearts go out to all of those impacted by this tragedy. Bicycle accidents like this one occur far too often in Florida. It’s essential that 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 accidents, including bicycle accidents. Here on our accident news blog, we report on stories that involve personal injuries because we help our clients recover losses and damages from accidents like this one. 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: This post utilizes secondary sources independent of Abrahamson & Uiterwyk. The information used from these sources is not independently confirmed by our staff. If anything in this post is incorrect, please contact us and we will correct the inaccurate information or remove the post. 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. Source: Tampa Bay Times

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One Woman Killed in 5-Vehicle Crash on US 19

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New Port Richey, FL (5/30/2020) – A five-vehicle pileup left one Crystal River woman dead and several with minor injuries early Saturday morning. The accident happened around 1:00 a.m. at the intersection of US 19 and Beacon Woods Drive. The Florida Highway Patrol says that the 41-year-old victim was driving her SUV north on US 19 when she came to a complete stop at the intersection’s red light behind two cars driven by a 22-year-old from Weeki Wachee and a 26-year-old from Tarpon Springs. Another car, driven by a 62-year-old man from New Port Richey, was also stopped at the light in the southbound turn lane. When the light turned green, the man from New Port Richey began to make a left turn onto Beacon Woods Drive when a 31-year-old man driving north on US 19 in his pickup truck slammed into the rear of the victim’s SUV. The impact caused the SUV to become airborne and land on top of the car driven by the Tarpon Springs man, sending debris flying at the driver turning left onto Beacon Woods Drive. The 41-year-old woman in the SUV died at the scene of the accident, while the other drivers and one passenger sustained minor injuries. Troopers say that alcohol impairment of the pickup truck driver is a factor in the accident, but did not say if he was facing any charges for drunk driving. Contact an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer in Florida Our hearts go out to all of those impacted by this tragedy. Car accidents like this one occur far too often in Florida. It’s essential that car 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 accidents, including car accidents. Here on our accident news blog, we report on stories that involve personal injuries because we help our clients recover losses and damages from accidents like this one. 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 car accident attorney. Note: This post utilizes secondary sources independent of Abrahamson & Uiterwyk. The information used from these sources is not independently confirmed by our staff. If anything in this post is incorrect, please contact us and we will correct the inaccurate information or remove the post. 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.  Source: Patch.com

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Motorcyclist in Pasco County Killed After Car Turns in Front of Him

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Pasco County, FL (5/28/2020) – A man from Hudson was killed Wednesday night after a car turned in front of his motorcycle. The crash happened around 10:00 p.m. at the intersection of Clayton Boulevard and Hudson Avenue. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, an unidentified 28-year-old motorcyclist was driving east on Hudson Avenue when a car driven by an unidentified 68-year-old man made a left turn in front of him. The motorcyclist crashed into the car, and later died at the hospital from his injuries. Police are still investigating the accident and no charges have been filed against the driver of the car. The identities of the victim and the older driver have yet to be released. Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Florida Our hearts go out to all those affected by this tragedy. Motorcycle accidents like this one occur far too often in Florida. Police must investigate fatal motorcycle accidents to understand the cause of the crash. The responsible party can then be identified and, if warranted, held accountable. Abrahamson & Uiterwyk commits to advocating for individuals and families affected by severe and even fatal accidents, including motorcycle accidents. Here on our accident news blog, we report on stories that involve personal injuries because we help our clients recover losses and damages from accidents like this one. If a personal injury accident has affected you or a loved one, we invite you to contact our firm anytime to discuss your case with a qualified Florida motorcycle accident 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. Source: Tampa Bay Times

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Driver Crashes Through the Front of a Publix Liquor Store, Injuring Three

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Dade City, FL (5/23/2020) – Two people were taken to the hospital after a minivan crashed into a Publix liquor store in Dade City on Saturday afternoon. The crash occurred around 2:00 p.m. at a Publix Shopping Center located at 11798 US Highway 301. According to the Dade City Police Department, an unidentified 79-year-old woman left the parking area of the shopping center, jumped a curb, and drove into the front of the liquor store. Her 2003 Dodge minivan came to a stop 28 feet inside the store. A male employee and a female customer were struck by the minivan and taken to Lakeland Regional Hospital to be treated for their injuries. Police say the employee suffered a cut on his arm and various upper-body injuries, while the customer had a few cuts from glass and debris. The driver of the minivan was also taken to the hospital, but the severity of her injuries was undisclosed. Police say that none of the injuries appeared to life-threatening and are still trying to determine the cause of the crash. Contact an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer in Florida Our hearts go out to all of those impacted by this tragedy. Car accidents like this one occur far too often in Florida. It’s essential that car 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 accidents, including car accidents. Here on our accident news blog, we report on stories that involve personal injuries because we help our clients recover losses and damages from accidents like this one. 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 car accident attorney. Note: This post utilizes secondary sources independent of Abrahamson & Uiterwyk. The information used from these sources is not independently confirmed by our staff. If anything in this post is incorrect, please contact us and we will correct the inaccurate information or remove the post. 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.  Source: Tampa Bay Times

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Bicyclist Critically Injured After Collision With a Garbage Truck in Madeira Beach

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Madeira Beach, FL (5/23/2020) – A bicyclist is in critical condition after colliding with a garbage truck on Saturday morning. The accident happened around 7:30 a.m. on Gulf Boulevard near John’s Pass. According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, 44-year-old Julie Henning was riding her bike north on Gulf Boulevard in the bike lane when a garbage truck driven by 38-year-old John Leppert crossed into the path of the bike to turn onto 129th Avenue West. Henning couldn’t stop her bike in time since she was going downhill and hit the passenger side of the truck. Witnesses say she was ejected from the bike on impact. Emergency responders transported Henning to the trauma center at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg where she is in critical condition. Investigators say that she was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, but did not say if Leppert would face any charges. The investigation is currently ongoing. Experienced Bicycle Accident Lawyers in Florida Our hearts go out to all of those impacted by this tragedy. Bicycle accidents like this one occur far too often in Florida. It’s essential that 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 accidents, including bicycle accidents. Here on our accident news blog, we report on stories that involve personal injuries because we help our clients recover losses and damages from accidents like this one. 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: This post utilizes secondary sources independent of Abrahamson & Uiterwyk. The information used from these sources is not independently confirmed by our staff. If anything in this post is incorrect, please contact us and we will correct the inaccurate information or remove the post. 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. Source: Tampa Bay Times

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Man in Hospital With Life-Threatening Injuries After Moped Crash in Clearwater

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Clearwater, FL (5/23/2020) – A crash involving a moped and a car in Clearwater sent one man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries on Saturday night. The accident happened around 6:20 p.m. at the intersection of Hillcrest Avenue and Temple Street. According to the Clearwater Police Department, an unidentified man was driving his moped on Hillcrest Avenue when he collided with a car. Emergency responders rushed the man to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg under a trauma alert. His condition is unknown at this time. Hillcrest Avenue was shut down near Bellevue Boulevard while crews worked to clean up and investigate the crash. The Clearwater Police Department is still investigating the cause of the crash and have not released any additional information. Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Florida Our hearts go out to all those affected by this tragedy. Moped accidents like this one occur far too often in Florida. Police must investigate fatal motorcycle accidents to understand the cause of the crash. The responsible party can then be identified and, if warranted, held accountable. Abrahamson & Uiterwyk commits to advocating for individuals and families affected by severe and even fatal accidents, including motorcycle accidents. Here on our accident news blog, we report on stories that involve personal injuries because we help our clients recover losses and damages from accidents like this one. If a personal injury accident has affected you or a loved one, we invite you to contact our firm anytime to discuss your case with a qualified Florida motorcycle accident 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, WTSP

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