Tampa + Florida Accident News

Five-Vehicle Crash on I-4 Leaves Two Dead, Three Injured

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Polk County, FL (8/1/2020) – Two people died and three others were injured after being involved in a five-vehicle crash on I-4 Friday morning. The accident occurred at 10:03 a.m. in the westbound lanes of the interstate at mile marker 33. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 22-year-old man from Lakeland was driving his sedan west on the interstate when he drifted out of his lane and crashed into a tractor-trailer driven by a 56-year-old man from Ontario, Canada. The impact caused the sedan to run into a cable barrier in the center median and enter the eastbound lanes of the interstate. A 37-year-old man from Orlando driving east then slammed head-on into the sedan. After the impact, a 25-year-old woman from Estero hit the car of the Orlando man, causing it to overturn onto the shoulder of the road. Another tractor-trailer driven by a 57-year-old man from Tampa then hit the sedan of the Lakeland man before crashing into a fence. Police say that the Orlando man and his passenger, a 37-year-old woman from Davenport, died from their injuries. The man from Lakeland suffered serious injuries, while the Estero woman and the Tampa man only received minor injuries. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of 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.  Source: Tampa Bay Reporter

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Crash Involving a Semi-Truck and a Sports Car Leaves One Person Dead

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Tampa, FL (7/29/2020) – A man from Land O’ Lakes was killed Wednesday morning after semi-truck ran into his car at a traffic stop. The crash occurred at 2:20 a.m. on East Hillsborough Avenue, just west of Harney Road. The Florida Highway Patrol says that the 49-year-old man was driving his car west and was stopped at a red light near the NetPark Tampa Bay campus. Then a semi-truck, driven by a 28-year-old man from Texas, failed to stop and slammed into the back of the car. Both of the vehicles eventually came to a rest in the median. The driver of the car died at the scene of the accident, while the truck driver only suffered minor injuries. Troopers are still investigating the cause of the crash. So far, no charges have been filed against the truck driver. 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: WFLA, Tampa Bay Times

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Pedestrian Hit and Killed in St. Petersburg While Crossing 4th Street

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St. Petersburg, FL (7/22/2020) – A man was killed Tuesday night after being hit by a car while crossing 4th Street. The accident occurred around 9:20 p.m. on 4th Street North just south of 11th Avenue North. According to the St. Petersburg Police Department, 40-year-old Michael J. Still was crossing the road when he was struck by BMW driving south on 4th Street. Still died at the scene of the accident. The driver of the BMW stopped and is cooperating with investigators. So far, police do not suspect impairment as a factor in the crash. All lanes on 4th Street North between 9th Avenue and 11th Avenue North were closed for a few hours while police worked the scene. The crash is still under investigation. 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 St Petersburg, FL 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: CW44

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Couple from Safety Harbor Critically Injured in Crash With a Tractor-Trailer

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Tampa, FL (7/21/2020) – A man and a woman from Safety Harbor are in critical condition after crashing into a tractor-trailer on Monday morning. The accident happened around 4:50 a.m. on I-275. The Florida Highway Patrol states that a 48-year-old man from Tampa was driving north on the interstate when he attempted to make an improper U-turn, causing the couple from Safety Harbor to crash into the trailer with their van. The victims, both 55 years old, were taken to the hospital with critical injuries. The FHP cited the truck driver for an improper turn. So far, no other charges have been filed. 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 from Spring Hill Killed in Crash on US 19

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New Port Richey, FL (7/20/2020) – A man from Spring Hill, FL died Sunday morning after crashing into stopped traffic on US 19. The accident occurred around 10:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes of US 19 just north of Beacon Woods Drive. The Florida Highway Patrol states that the 61-year-old victim, who has not been identified, was heading north US 19 when he rear-ended a stationary pickup truck driven by a 19-year-old New Port Richey resident. The man was ejected from his motorcycle and was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. He died at the scene of the accident. According to troopers, the pickup truck was stopped at a red light at the intersection. It is unclear why the victim failed to stop. Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Spring Hill, 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 motorcycle injury accident in Florida has affected you or a loved one, we invite you to contact our firm anytime to discuss your case with a qualified New Port Richey, FL motorcycle accident attorney or a Spring Hill motorcycle crash lawyer. 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 Reporter, Patch.com

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Crash on Seminole Boulevard Leaves One Pedestrian Dead

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Largo, FL (7/15/2020) – A pedestrian died Tuesday night after stepping out in front of a car in Largo. The accident happened around 10:00 p.m. on Seminole Boulevard just south of 124th Avenue. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the 33-year-old man from New Port Richey stepped out into the southbound lanes of Seminole Boulevard and was hit by a car. The 25-year-old man driving the sedan, who has not been identified, was from Clearwater. Police are still trying to figure out why the man stepped out into the road. The crash is still under investigation. 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 experienced personal injury attorney in Tampa, FL. 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 Newspapers

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Tampa Police Investigating a Fatal Hit-and-Run Involving a Motorcyclist

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Tampa, FL (7/14/2020) – Tampa Police are investigating a hit-and-run that left a motorcyclist dead Tuesday night. The crash occurred around 6:00 p.m. on the Selmon Expressway at North 21st Street. The southbound lanes of North 21st Street were closed for several hours while investigators worked the scene. So far, no other information has been provided. To keep up with this developing story, click here. 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 experienced 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: WFLA, IONTB

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Dunedin Motorcyclist Dies After Truck Turns in Front of Him

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Dunedin, FL (6/23/2020) – A motorcyclist was killed Monday morning when a truck turned in front of him and collided with his motorcycle. The accident happened around 9:45 a.m. at 1750 Main Street in Dunedin. According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, 38-year-old Josue Vega-Rodriguez was driving his Harley Davidson west on Main Street when an eastbound Ram 2500, driven by 79-year-old Larry Smith, attempted to make a left-hand turn in front of him to enter a parking lot. Vega-Rodriguez survived the initial impact but later died at Northside Hospital. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the crash. So far, no charges have been filed against Smith, who police say did not appear to be impaired. 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 an experienced Tampa, 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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5 People Injured After Two Cars Crash into a Store in St. Petersburg

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St. Petersburg, FL (6/22/2020) – Five people were injured Sunday night when two cars crashed into a store. The accident occurred around 11:00 p.m. at the intersection of 16th Street South and 14th Avenue South. According to St. Petersburg Police, a gray 2016 Dodge Charger and a silver 2020 Ford Fusion crashed in the intersection and swerved into the porch of a house that serves as a storefront. A 36-year-old man and a 40-year-old man in the Ford Fusion had serious injuries and were transported to the hospital. A 23-year-old woman who was also in the Ford Fusion only suffered minor injuries. Two people in the Dodge Charger, a 17-year-old girl and a 19-year-old woman, also had minor injuries. Police say that the driver of the Ford Fusion fled the scene on foot after the crash. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the crash and are looking for the driver who ran away from 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: WFTS

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Motorcyclist Hit and Killed in Pasco County by Turning Truck

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Pasco County, FL (6/16/2020) – One motorcyclist from St. Petersburg was killed Monday morning after a tractor-trailer turned left in front of him. The crash occurred around 9:00 a.m. on County Line Road near Teebs Boulevard. The Florida Highway Patrol states that an unidentified 22-year-old man was driving west on County Line Road in the tractor-trailer when he attempted to turn left onto Teebs Boulevard. The truck driver entered the path of a 24-year-old motorcyclist heading east on County Line Road, causing the two to collide. The motorcyclist was ejected from his vehicle and died at the scene of the accident. Police are still investigating the cause of the crash. So far, no charges have been filed against the driver of the tractor-trailer. 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 an experienced motorcycle accident attorney in Florida. 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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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 and car accidents in Clearwater, FL. 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 Clearwater, FL 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 in Clearwater. 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 an experienced 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 Us: Experienced Car Accident Lawyers in New Port Richey, 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 Tampa 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 an experienced 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 Florida 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 an experienced Tampa Bay, 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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Bicyclist Seriously Injured in St. Petersburg Hit-and-Run, Police Looking for Suspect

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St. Petersburg (5/21/2020) – The St. Petersburg Police Department is looking for a car involved in a hit-and-run that left a bicyclist seriously injured Thursday morning. The crash occurred around 9:35 a.m. at the intersection of 30th Avenue South and Martin Luther King Street South. According to police, the bicyclist, whose identity has not been released, was trying to cross 30th Avenue when they were hit by a dark gray or black Nissan Altima traveling north. The driver of the Nissan then fled the scene of the crash. Emergency responders rushed the bicyclist to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg to be treated for serious injuries. St. Petersburg police believe that the suspect’s car has significant damage on the left-hand side of the front bumper. If you have any information about the crash, please call investigators at 727-893-7780. 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 an experienced 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: WFLA

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Pedestrian Injured in Crash on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard

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Clearwater, FL (5/25/2020) – Police shut down Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard Wednesday morning after a pedestrian was struck and injured. The crash happened around 9:00 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of the street. Officials state that a man, who has not been identified, was hit while trying to cross Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard. Emergency responders rushed the man to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa where his condition is unknown. Police are still investigating the cause of the accident. We will continue to monitor this story for any further updates. 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 an experienced personal injury attorney near you in Clearwater. 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: Fox 13

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Man in St. Petersburg Arrested in Connection With a Hit-and-Run Involving Bicyclist

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Pinellas Park, FL (5/16/2020) – Pinellas Park Police arrested a man in St. Petersburg who was involved in a hit-and-run crash that left a bicyclist seriously injured on Friday night. The crash occurred around 9:00 p.m. at the 7600 block of US 19 near 78th Avenue. According to Pinellas Police, 60-year-old John Turley was trying to cross US 19 on his bicycle when 50-year-old Timothy Manzi struck him with his vehicle and fled the scene. Emergency responders rushed Turley to the hospital where he is in serious but stable condition. Neither of Manzi’s passengers were injured in the crash. Witnesses of the hit-and-run followed Manzi and reported his location to the police. He was taken into custody and was charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving a serious injury and driving with a suspended license. 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 an experienced 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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4-Vehicle Crash on Conners Highway Leaves One Dead and Several Injured

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Martin County, FL (5/15/2020) – Conners Highway was shut down for several hours Friday morning following a crash involving four vehicles that left one person dead and several injured. The accident happened around 6:24 a.m. at the 16000 block of Conners Highway. According to the Florida Highway Patrol and the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, one car was crushed and flipped over on the shoulder of the road. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the accident and have not yet released any information about the victims. We will continue to monitor this story for updates. 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: Treasure Coast Palm, WFLX

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Hit-and-Run on Gandy Boulevard Leaves 6-Year-Old Girl Seriously Injured

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St. Petersburg, FL (5/14/2020) – A 6-year-old girl is in serious condition after a motorcyclist struck her outside of an apartment complex on Wednesday night. The crash happened at about 10:30 p.m. at the 10600 block of Gandy Boulevard near Derby Lane.  The Florida Highway Patrol says that the girl was crossing Gandy Boulevard when she was hit by a motorcyclist heading west who immediately fled the scene of the crash. Troopers found a piece of the motorcycle that broke off during the collision and posted it on social media in hopes that someone will come forward with information.  Investigators did not state if the girl was accompanied by any adults or walking with other children when she was hit. If you have any information about this hit-and-run, please call the Florida Highway Patrol at 813-558-1800. 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 an experienced personal injury attorney in St Petersburg. 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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Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on Hillsborough Avenue

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Tampa Bay, FL (5/12/2020) – Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that left one pedestrian dead early Tuesday morning. The crash happened around 5:00 a.m. at the intersection of West Hillsborough Avenue and North Dale Mabry Highway. According to officers, the male pedestrian, who has not been identified, was hit while crossing the street. Based on evidence at the scene of the crash, investigators believe that a 1999-2007 Ford E-series van hit the man with the front driver’s side of the vehicle resulting in a destroyed headlight assembly. They suspect that the driver fled the scene heading east on Hillsborough Avenue after the crash. The hit-and-run is still under investigation and the suspect is still at large. If you have any information about the crash, please call Tampa Police at 813-231-6130. 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 an experienced personal injury lawyer in Tampa. 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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Suspected Drunk Driver Causes Major Crash, Injuring Six People Including Two Officers

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Valrico, FL (5/10/2020) – Six people, including two Sheriff’s deputies, were injured after a suspected drunk driver crashed into an unmarked police cruiser early Sunday morning. The crash occurred just before 2:00 a.m. on Highway 60 near Church Street. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, two DUI investigators were parked in the median of Highway 60 when a car driven by 25-year-old Aaron Major crashed head-on into one of their unmarked cruisers. The two officers, Major, and three of Major’s passengers were transported to several hospitals with moderate injuries. Everyone is expected to recover from the accident. Investigators say that Major claimed to fall asleep at the wheel, but they suspect that alcohol was a factor in the crash. Police are still investigating the accident and no charges have been filed yet. 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: Bay News 9

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21-Year-Old Woman Dies After Single-Car Crash on Interstate 4

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Tampa, FL (5/8/2020) – According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a single-car crash on I-4 Friday morning left one Brandon woman dead. The accident occurred around 9:00 a.m. near the US 301 exit, just west of I-75. Troopers say an unnamed 21-year-old woman was driving her car west on I-4 when she lost control of her vehicle. She then crashed into a highway sign pole on the shoulder of the road. Emergency responders pronounced her dead at the scene. Troopers are still unsure why or how the woman lost control of her vehicle and are still investigating 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: Patch.com

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Pedestrian Accident in New Port Richey Leaves One Man Dead and Two Children Seriously Injured

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New Port Richey, FL (5/7/2020) – One adult and two children were hit Thursday night after they walked into the path of an oncoming vehicle in New Port Richey. The accident happened around 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of Seven Springs Boulevard and Perrine Ranch Road. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, an unidentified 35-year-old man walked into the intersection with four children when he was struck by a vehicle that had a green light. Troopers say that the driver tried to avoid the pedestrians, but ended up hitting the male, a 10-year-old girl, and a 16-year-old girl. All three were taken to the hospital, but the male later died from his injuries. The condition of the two female victims is unknown at this time. The Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the crash. Two of the other children walking with the man, a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old girl, weren’t hit during 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 an experienced personal injury attorney near New Richey, FL. 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: WFTS

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One Person Dies After Teen Gets Distracted by Their Phone and Crashes into a Tractor Trailer

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Palm Coast, FL (5/6/2020) – A teen driver who was involved in a fatal crash on Wednesday morning told investigators that she got distracted by her phone shortly before the collision. The crash occurred around 3:00 a.m. on I-95 in Palm Coast.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the teenager, whose identity has not been released, was driving south on I-95 when she became distracted by her phone, which caused her to drift into the other lane. The teen’s vehicle then struck a tractor trailer, causing the truck to hit the guardrail and overturn. While the teen only suffered minor injuries in the crash, the 56-year-old truck driver died at the scene of the accident. According to troopers, both drivers were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. Investigators have not released whether the teen driver faces any charges at this time. 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: Bay News 9

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Motorcyclist in Critical Condition After Crashing into City of St. Petersburg Work Truck

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St. Petersburg, FL (5/6/2020) – A motorcyclist suffered serious injuries after crashing their scooter into a work truck from the City of St. Petersburg on Wednesday afternoon. The accident happened around 1:00 p.m. at the intersection of 5th Avenue South and 31st Street. According to police, the adult male on the scooter sustained critical injuries and was rushed to the hospital. The driver of the city truck was not injured in the incident. Police are still investigating the cause of the crash. This is a developing story, so we will continue to monitor the situation for updates. 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: WTSP, IONTB

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Crash on Howard Franklin Bridge Injures Three

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Hillsborough County, FL (5/5/2020) – Three people were injured Tuesday morning when a tow truck slammed into a pickup truck on the Howard Franklin Bridge. The accident occurred around 3:21 a.m. on I-275 near mile marker 36. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 62-year-old man was driving his tow truck north on the Howard Franklin Bridge when he lost control. The tow truck then traveled into the shoulder of the road and hit the rear of a pickup truck with two occupants, which was parked ahead of a construction lane closure sign. The 49-year-old man who was driving the pickup truck was seriously injured and was taken to the hospital, where his condition is currently unknown. His passenger, a 25-year-old man from Lake Panasoffkee, only suffered minor injuries. The driver of the tow truck also only had minor injuries after the accident. The Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the cause of the crash. So far, no charges have been filed. 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, WFLA

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Two People Sustain Life-Threatening and Serious Injuries in Crash on Courtney Campbell Causeway

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Clearwater, FL (5/4/2020) – A woman from Clearwater and her passenger were taken to the hospital Sunday night following a crash with a pickup truck on the Courtney Campbell Causeway. The accident happened around 11:00 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of the causeway. According to the Tampa Police Department, 36-year-old Diana Sofia Sandoval was heading west on the causeway in her 2018 Nissan Sentra when she lost control of the vehicle and hit a guardrail. She then over-corrected and drove into the eastbound lanes of the causeway, hitting a 2011 Ford F-150 driven by Eduardo R. Reices head-on.  Emergency responders rushed Sandoval to St. Joseph’s Hospital with life-threatening injuries. They also took Reices’ passenger, 27-year-old Olga Lugo Gonzalez to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg with serious injuries. Police are still investigating the cause of the crash. So far, no charges have been filed. Contact an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer in Florida Our hearts go out to all of those impacted by this tragedy. Car accidents in Clearwater (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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Wrong-Way Crash in Largo Kills One, Injures Four

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Largo, FL (5/3/2020) – One person died and four were injured after being involved in a wrong-way crash on US 19 early Sunday morning. The crash occurred around 2:14 a.m. on the US 19 overpass near 66 Street North. According to the Largo Police Department, a woman and her passenger were traveling south in the northbound lanes of US 19 when they struck a car driving north head-on. When police arrived, one of the passengers in the car driving north was pronounced dead at the scene. Emergency responders took the two passengers in the southbound car as well as the driver and backseat passenger of the northbound car to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The Largo Police Department is still investigating the crash. This is a developing story, so we will check for updates. 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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Crash in Sun City Center Leaves One Bicyclist Dead

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Sun City Center, FL (5/2/2020) – A crash in Sun City Center on Saturday morning left one bicyclist dead. The crash occurred at the intersection of Trinity Lakes Drive and Sun City Center Boulevard. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 74-year-old man was traveling south on Trinity Lakes Drive on his bicycle when he ignored a red light and entered the intersection at Sun City Center Boulevard. The bicyclist then entered the path of a sedan, which had the right of way. According to investigators, the driver of the sedan had no way of avoiding the collision. The sedan struck the bicyclist, who was ejected and landed in the intersection. The driver of the sedan immediately stopped and called 911. Emergency responders rushed the 74-year-old man to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries. Police are still investigating the accident, but do not expect any charges to be filed. 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 an experienced 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: Fox 13

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T-Bone Crash in Dania Beach Kills One, Injures Two

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Dania Beach, FL (4/29/2020) – A Florida woman died after being involved in a T-bone crash in Dania Beach city limits on Monday night. The accident happened around 8:00 p.m. at the intersection of North 22nd Avenue and Charleston Street. According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, 69-year-old Pamela Veronica Ennis was heading east on Charleston Street in her 2008 Toyota Corolla approaching North 22nd Avenue. At the same time, 19-year-old Jerrold Giwayne Pough Jr. was heading south on North 22nd Avenue in his 2019 Dodge Charger. Both drivers entered the intersection at the same time. The Charger hit the driver’s side door of the Corolla which caused both vehicles to slide across the road. Hollywood Fire Rescue rushed both drivers and a passenger in the Charger to Memorial Regional Hospital. Ennis later died at the hospital from her injuries, while Pough Jr. and his 19-year-old passenger Alvaris Dawson Jr. are still being treated for their injuries. The Broward Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the cause of the crash. Investigators don’t know who had the right of way at the intersection and have not filed any charges. 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, Sun Sentinel

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Rollover Crash Involving Two Vehicles in Clearwater Injures 4 People

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Clearwater, FL (4/26/2020) – Four people sustained serious injuries after a rollover crash on Sunday afternoon. The accident happened around 3:00 p.m. on Court Street just east of Lincoln Avenue. According to the Clearwater Police Department, a Honda Civic was traveling west on Court Street when it collided with a Mazda SUV making a U-turn while driving east on the same road. One of the two vehicles flipped over and landed on the sidewalk. Two people from each car had to be extricated by Clearwater Fire and Rescue. All four victims were rushed to Bayfront Health in St. Petersburg with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. Police are still investigating the crash and suspect speeding to be a factor in the accident. Investigators temporarily closed both directions of Court Street to investigate the crash and clean up the wreckage. 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 Clearwater auto 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: WFTS, WFLA

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Crash at Pinellas Park Intersection Kills One

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Pinellas Park, FL (4/14/2020) – A man died Tuesday morning after being involved in a collision at a Pinellas Park intersection. The accident happened around 8:00 a.m. at the intersection of Park Boulevard and Belcher Road. According to the Pinellas Park Police Department, Nathan Marcum was driving his Chrysler 200 south on Belcher Road when he stopped at the intersection for a red light. Another driver, whose name has not been released, was heading west on Park Boulevard in their Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo and entered the intersection during a green light. Police say that Marcum entered the intersection at the same time for unknown reasons, hitting the Jeep. The collision caused the Chrysler to spin and hit another vehicle that was stopped at the light. First responders attempted to rescue Marcum, but he passed away at the scene from his injuries. Police are still investigating the cause of the accident and don’t believe alcohol or speeding to be factors in the crash. Experienced Car Accident Lawyers 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: Fox 13

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Early Morning Crash Kills Pedestrian in Tampa

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Tampa, FL (4/6/2020) – A pedestrian was hit and killed Monday morning while walking down the street in Tampa. The accident occurred on Adamo drive near 28th Street around 4:00 a.m. The Tampa Police Department says that an unidentified pedestrian was walking on Adamo Drive when they were hit and killed by an unidentified driver. Adamo Drive was closed between 22nd Street North and 34th Street for a few hours while police started an investigation. So far, Tampa police have not released any other information about the accident. We will monitor for updates as they continue their investigation. 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 experienced personal injury attorney near you. 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: WFLA

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2 People Die After Motorcycle and Bicycle Collide on Bayshore Boulevard

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Tampa, FL (4/4/2020) – A crash between a motorcycle and a bicycle killed two people on Saturday morning in Tampa. The crash happened around 11:30 a.m. on Bayshore Boulevard near Rome Avenue. The Tampa Police Department says that three motorcycles were driving north on Bayshore Boulevard when a bicyclist tried to cross the street at a crosswalk at Rome Avenue. One of the motorcyclists hit the bicycle, ejecting both riders from their vehicles. The 30-year-old motorcyclist, whose name hasn’t been released, died at the scene. Emergency responders rushed the 50-year-old bicyclist to the hospital where they later died from their injuries. A witness states that the three motorcyclists were speeding at the time of the crash, but Tampa police are still investigating the cause of the motorcycle accident. 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 an experienced 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: Bay News 9

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Pasco Bicyclist Hit and Killed by a Car on US 19

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Hudson, FL (4/1/2020) – A 31-year-old bicyclist died Tuesday afternoon when they merged in front of a car. The accident happened around 2:30 p.m. on US 19 at Hudson Avenue. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 36-year-old Heather Burlingame was driving south on US 19 in her 2013 Nissan Juke when Joshua Allen Petitt pedaled west across the road and entered the southbound lanes. As Petitt got into the southbound lanes, he crossed into the path of Burlingame’s Nissan and was hit. Emergency responders rushed Petitt to the hospital where he later died of his injuries. Troopers are trying to determine if alcohol was a factor in the crash and there are no charges pending against the driver. 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 an experienced 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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Crash in Palm Harbor Kills One, Injures Another

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Palm Harbor, FL (4/1/2020) – A woman died Tuesday afternoon after crashing into another vehicle on US 19. The accident happened around 5:19 p.m. just north of Alderman Road. The Florida Highway Patrol states that Melanie Cohen, 55, was driving north on US 19 in her 2006 Chevy HHR when she lost control of the vehicle. Cohen crossed the median and collided with a southbound 2018 Audi Q5 driven by 74-year-old Adrenne Wygonik. Both vehicles came to rest on the west shoulder and the southbound travel lanes of US 19. Cohen was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident and died at the scene. Wygonik suffered serious injuries and was rushed to Mease Countryside Hospital. Troopers do not suspect alcohol impairment as a factor in the crash and are still investigating the cause of the accident. Experienced Car Accident Lawyers 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 or 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 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: IONTB

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3 People Injured After a 3-Vehicle Crash on State Road 82 in Lehigh Acres

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Lehigh Acres, FL (3/26/2020) – Three people were seriously injured after a head-on collision involving three vehicles Thursday morning. The accident happened on State Road 82 at Gun Club Road. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 52-year-old Acquimene Louis XVI was heading west on State Road 82 in a construction zone when he tried to pass traffic in a no passing zone. Louis veered into the eastbound lane while passing vehicles and struck a vehicle driven by 18-year-old Kendra Rivera head-on. Both Rivera and her passenger, 26-year-old Martray Harris, were seriously injured. Louis’ car then rotated and struck 53-year-old Holly Christiano, who was driving behind him in an unmarked Lee County Sheriff’s Office vehicle. Christiano did not sustain any injuries in the collision. Rivera, Harris, and Louis were rushed to Lee Memorial Hospital, where Louis is still in critical condition. The Florida Highway Patrol states that charges are pending against Louis for his reckless driving. Experienced Car Accident Lawyers 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: Fort Myers News-Press

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Crash on County Road 41 Kills Motorcyclist, Injures Passenger

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Dade City, FL (3/25/2020) – A motorcyclist from Dade City died Tuesday night after another driver traveled into the path of his motorcycle. The accident occurred at 7:00 p.m. near the intersection of County Road 41 and Bozeman Road. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 22-year-old Brook A. Everett was heading north on County Road 41 in his 2015 Nissan Rogue when he passed a pickup truck and re-entered the northbound lane. After re-entering the lane, Everett drove onto the grass shoulder and lost control of his SUV. The vehicle careened across the southbound lane of County Road 41 and into the path of a motorcycle. Troopers say that John J. Ward, 55, and his 1985 Honda 1200 motorcycle struck the right side of Everett’s vehicle. Ward died at the scene of the accident, while his passenger, 49-year-old Patricia E. Pisa was rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa with critical injuries. Everett and his passengers were not injured in the crash. The Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the accident, but charges are pending for Everett due to negligent driving. 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 an experienced 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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Pedestrian Struck in Pasco County Crash Dies in Hospital

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New Port Richey, FL (3/22/2020) – A woman died four days after a car hit her in New Port Richey last week. The accident occurred on March 18 around 10:00 p.m. on Ridge Road just west of Lemon Road. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 59-year-old Anna Dziadel was walking on the shoulder of Ridge Road when she stepped into the path of a 2017 Kia Forte. The car hit Dziadel and emergency services rushed her to the hospital. She died from her injuries on Saturday. The identity of the man driving the Kia has not been released. No charges are pending against the driver at this time. 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: Tampa Bay Times

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Crash Involving HART Bus Injures Two in Tampa

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Tampa, FL (3/19/2020) – Two people were injured in Tampa Thursday night when a silver Ram 1500 crashed into a HART bus. The accident happened around 9:00 p.m. at the intersection of North 40th Street and East MLK Jr. Boulevard. Two people were taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries. The Tampa Police Department is still investigating the cause of the crash. The southbound lanes of North 40th Street were closed as police investigated the accident and cleaned up debris. We will continue to monitor this story for future updates. Experienced Car Accident Lawyers 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: WFTS

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68-Year-Old Motorcyclist Airlifted to Hospital After Crash

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Dunnellon, FL (3/16/2020) – Emergency responders airlifted a motorcyclist after he hit the side of a vehicle last Wednesday. The accident occurred around 4:58 p.m. at the intersection of US 41 and West Dunnellon Road.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 68-year-old John Dickey Reese was driving his maroon 1986 Honda Gold Wing south on US 41. When he ran the red light at West Dunnellon Road, he collided with a white 2016 Jeep Renegade turning north onto US 41. Reese was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and was airlifted to Ocala Regional Medical Center where he remains in serious condition. The driver of the Jeep, 25-year-old Isaac Corey Abbott, and his passenger, 31-year-old Elizabeth Ann Blout, weren’t injured in the crash. The Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the accident, but they don’t suspect drugs or alcohol contributed to the incident. 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: Citrus County Chronicle

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56-Year-Old Pedestrian Hit and Killed Crossing US 19

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Clearwater, FL (3/18/2020) – A man from Tarpon Springs died Tuesday night when he was struck by a vehicle while crossing the highway. The accident occurred around 8:45 p.m. on US 19 near Winding Creek Boulevard. The Florida Highway Patrol states that William J. Lisdell, 56, was traveling east on US 19 when he stepped into the path of a GMC Envoy driven by 30-year-old Theresa Haynega. Lisdell was rushed to the hospital where he later died from his injuries. Hayenga and her passenger stopped immediately to help the victim and call 911. The Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the crash, and there are currently no charges pending against the driver. 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 an experienced Tampa, FL 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: Tampa Bay Times

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82-Year-Old Pedestrian Killed After Being Hit by a Delivery Van in Venice

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Venice, FL (3/13/2020) – An 82-year-old woman died Thursday afternoon when she was hit by a delivery van in downtown Venice. The crash occurred at the intersection of Tampa Avenue and Nokomis Avenue. According to the Venice Police Department, Sally Boerschel was using the crosswalk on Tampa Avenue when she was struck by a 2019 Ford Transit E250 driven by 32-year-old Corey L. Wyant trying to turn left onto Tampa Avenue. Emergency services rushed Boerschel to Sarasota Memorial Hospital, where she later died from her injuries. The accident is still under investigation by the Venice Police Department. So far, no charges have been filed against the driver. If you have any information about the accident, please call Officer Paul Freeman at 941-486-2444 and reference Case No. 20-000441. 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 in Florida. 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: Sarasota Herald-Tribune

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14-Year-Old Killed in Pasco County Bicycle Crash

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New Port Richey, FL (3/10/2020) – According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 14-year-old was killed Tuesday morning while biking to school. The crash occurred at the intersection of Slidell Road and Moon Lake Road around 7:25 a.m. Troopers state that Jayden Relyea was riding his bicycle east on Slidell Road towards River Ridge High School. When he went through the intersection, he was hit by a Jeep Wrangler driven by 61-year-old Ann M. Feeney. Emergency responders took Relyea to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and was pronounced dead on arrival.  The cause of the accident is still under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. No charges have been filed against the Jeep driver. 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 an experienced 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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Woman Arrested for DUI Manslaughter After Killing One in Crash on Alamo Drive

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Tampa, FL (3/9/2020) – A Tampa woman was arrested for DUI manslaughter in connection with an accident that killed another person Friday morning. The crash occurred just before 2:00 a.m. on Adamo Drive. The Tampa Police Department states that Tanaya Marcia Davis, 35, was driving west on Adamo Drive when she lost control of her car and crashed into the side of another vehicle. The person in the other vehicle, whose name has not been released, died at the scene of the accident. When police arrived, they arrested Davis because she showed signs of impairment. Her blood alcohol count was between 0.143 and 0.137, which is nearly two times the legal limit in Florida. Police booked Davis into the Hillsborough County Jail on a $7,500 bail. She was released after someone posted bail on Sunday morning. Experienced Car Accident Lawyers 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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Crash on I-75 in Sarasota Leaves 3 Dead, 2 Injured

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Sarasota, FL (3/9/2020) – An accident on I-75 involving a cement truck and six other vehicles left three people dead and two others injured on Monday morning. The crash occurred around 7:30 a.m. on I-75 near the Fruitville exit. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a man was pulled over on the side of the interstate due to mechanical issues with his Dodge Durango. A friend of the man came to help and was parked behind him. While they were working on the vehicle, a cement truck crashed into the back of both vehicles, overturning and killing its driver, the man pulled over on the side of the road, and another driver. Two other unidentified people were also injured in the crash.  Troopers are still investigating the cause of the accident. Anyone who witnessed the crash should contact the Florida Highway Patrol by dialing *FHP. Experienced Car Accident Lawyers in Sarasota, 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: Fox 13

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Uber Driver in Haines City Arrested, Charged with DUI Manslaughter and Vehicular Homicide

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Haines City, FL (3/6/2020) – A 27-year-old Uber driver has been arrested for his role in an accident that killed his passenger earlier this year. The accident occurred on January 8 at the intersection of US 17/92 and Shamrock Driver. According to the Haines City Police Department, Uber driver Clint Fischer Jr. picked up 30-year-old Estevan Pascual in Orlando to drive him to Uncle Pete Road. While driving on US 17/92, Fischer’s car began drifting off the road and ran into the back of a stationary semi-truck at full speed. Emergency personnel attempted to perform CPR on Pascual, who died at the scene. Fischer was taken to AdventHealth Heart of Florida for moderate facial injuries. During the investigation, officers found a glass pipe in Fischer’s car that tested positive for methamphetamine. After getting a warrant for a blood test, police took a blood sample from Fischer which showed that he was under the influence of both meth and marijuana at the time of the accident.  Police arrested Fischer at his home on March 5 upon completion of the investigation. He is currently being held on charges of vehicular homicide, DUI manslaughter, possession of meth, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Experienced Car Accident Lawyers 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: Fox 13

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University of Tampa Student Arrested After Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Bicycle Crash

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Tampa, FL (3/5/2020) – A 22-year-old Tampa resident has been arrested after he killed a bicyclist and left the scene. The crash occurred on Wednesday around 7:00 p.m. on West Gray Street near North Gomez Avenue. According to the Tampa Police Department, Seth Lapensohn was driving his 2016 Jeep Wrangler east on West Gray Street when he hit a bicyclist on the shoulder of the road. After hitting the bicyclist, Lapensohn left the scene of the accident for 50 minutes before returning and identifying himself as the suspect. The bicyclist, whose name has not been released, died at the scene. Police promptly arrested Lapensohn when he returned to the scene. He smelled like alcohol and showed signs of impairment. A breath test showed that Lapensohn only had a blood alcohol level of 0.008, but he also tested positive on a drug recognition exam.  He faces charges of DUI and leaving the scene of an accident involving a death. Lapensohn is being held in the Hillsborough County Jail on a $15,500 bail. Experienced Car Accident Lawyers 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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Five-Year-Old Dies After Hit-and-Run Crash in Hillsborough County

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Hillsborough County, FL (3/1/2020) – A mother and her five-year-old were hit by a car on Saturday night while walking down the street in Hillsborough County. The crash occurred on Rogers Road around 9:30 p.m. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office states that the mother and child were traveling down Rogers Road when a car hit them. The driver never stopped to help the victims and fled from the scene. The five-year-old was flown to Tampa General Hospital and pronounced dead on arrival. Emergency services also took the mother to the hospital in serious condition, but she is expected to recover. Officers are currently looking for the driver who hit the mother and child, who is suspected to have a light-colored sedan. If you have any information about the hit-and-run, please call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 813-247-8200. 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 an experienced Tampa Bay-area 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: Tampa Bay Times

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18-Year-Old Woman in St. Petersburg Arrested for Vehicular Homicide After Crash That Killed Two Teens

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St. Petersburg, FL (2/28/2020) – Police arrested a driver on Thursday who killed two teenagers in a crash on I-275 in February. Erinasha Jania Porshay Jones, 18, was booked into the Pinellas County Jail and is being held with a $200,000 bail.  The accident occurred at 6:20 a.m. on February 8. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Jones was driving north on I-275 in her 2003 Toyota Camry with two passengers, 17-year-old Keeoshia Edwards and 16-year-old Jiana Minaya. Meanwhile, 38-year-old Ernesto Leon was also driving his 2008 Chevrolet Silverado north with his 33-year-old passenger Juan Alvarez. When the Camry approached the 22nd Avenue North exit, Jones attempted to cross multiple lanes of traffic to get on the exit ramp. While doing so, she drove into the path of the Silverado and hit the driver’s side of the truck. The Camry spun out, went off the shoulder of the exit ramp, and crashed into two trees. Emergency responders took the three occupants of the Camry to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg with serious injuries. Edwards and Minaya later died at the hospital. The two men in the Silverado did not sustain any injuries. Troopers did a blood test on Jones and found that her blood alcohol content was 0.066, which is just below the legal limit of 0.08. They also noted that her clothes smelled like marijuana. Troopers presented the evidence to a circuit judge, who signed a warrant for Jones’ arrest. She now faces two counts of vehicular homicide. Experienced Car Accident Lawyers 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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Pasco County Crash Leaves One Dead, One Injured on US 301

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Pasco County, FL (2/27/2020) – A crash between an SUV and a car on US 301 left one person dead and another critically wounded on Wednesday night. The accident occurred around 9:45 p.m. on US 301 just south of Ashbrook Drive. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 43-year-old April Ann Musgrove was driving her 2013 Chevy Malibu south on US 301 when a 2006 GMC Sierra going north went over the median and hit her head-on. The driver of the GMC, 28-year-old Donathan Paul Buck II, partially entered the shoulder of the road, overcorrected, and lost control of his vehicle. After hitting Musgrove, the GMC flipped over. Musgrove died at the scene of the accident. Emergency services rushed Buck to Lakeland Regional Hospital with critical injuries. Troopers are still investigating the cause, but they don’t suspect alcohol to be a factor in the crash. Experienced Car Accident Lawyers 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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4 People Injured, Including 1 Child, in Crash on Hillsborough Avenue

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Tampa, FL (2/25/2020) – A young child and three adults sustained injuries in a multi-car crash on Tuesday night. The accident occurred on East Hillsborough Avenue at North 34th Street in Tampa around 6:39 p.m. According to the Tampa Police Department, a car was driving west on Hillsborough Avenue when it crossed the median and hit two vehicles traveling east. One man was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries while another was examined for chest pain. In addition, a woman and a child were transported to the hospital with critical injuries.  The names of the drivers and passengers involved have not been released. The Tampa Police Department briefly closed Hillsborough Avenue between 34th Street and 40th Street to investigate the cause of the crash, which has not yet been determined. Experienced Car Accident Lawyers in Florida Our hearts go out to all of those impacted by this tragedy. Injuries from car crashes in Florida (such as 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: WTSP

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Two Pedestrians Killed After Being Hit By a Truck on Mulberry Road

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Mulberry, FL (2/25/2020) – An accident in Polk County left two pedestrians dead Monday night. The crash occurred on State Road 60 around 8:21 p.m. just east of Coronet Road. According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the driver of the semi-truck, a 54-year-old male whose name has not been released, crossed the fog line and hit two male pedestrians. The pedestrians, 29-year-old Rafael Gandoy and 23-year-old Armando Melendez, were walking east of the paved right-of-way.  Gandoy died at the scene of the accident. Melendez had a faint pulse and was transported to Lakeland Regional Health, where he later passed away. The driver of the semi-truck remained at the scene and is cooperating with deputies.  During their initial investigation, State Road 60 was closed for nearly five hours. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the cause 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 Tampa personal injury lawyer. 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: Fox 13

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Third Teen of US 92 Crash Dies Over the Weekend

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Hillsborough County, FL (2/24/2020) – A teenage passenger who was injured in an accident on US 92 this past Saturday has died, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Edgar A. Ortiz, 14, died from his injuries at Tampa General Hospital on February 23rd after being airlifted from the site of the accident. The crash occurred on February 22nd at about 12:38 a.m. on US 92 near Turkey Creek Road. According to troopers, Camilo E. Mustacchio, 17, was driving a 2008 Ford Escape with his friends west on US 92 when he crossed the median and struck a 2005 Peterbilt semi tractor-trailer driven by 61-year-old Petar Lakic. The vehicles collided head-on, killing Mustacchio and one of his passengers, 15-year-old Lexi R. Lapointe. Ortiz, who was a passenger, survived the initial impact with life-threatening injuries but later died in the hospital. The driver of the tractor trailer was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. The Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the cause of the accident. They have so far determined that alcohol was not a factor in the crash. Experienced Car Accident Lawyers 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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Suspect in Deadly St. Petersburg Hit-and-Run Arrested in Tennessee

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St. Petersburg, FL (2/18/2020) – A man suspected of killing a motorcyclist in St. Petersburg earlier this month was arrested in Tennessee on Tuesday. Keith White Jr., 38, was taken into custody for a crash that killed Brendan Hawkins, 24, on February 8. The accident happened at the intersection of 37th Street and 5th Avenue South at 7:40 p.m. The St. Petersburg Police Department states that White turned left into the path of Hawkins, who was riding his 2017 Suzuki motorcycle east on 5th Avenue South. Hawkins’ motorcycle clipped the back right bumper of the car, causing it to violently crash. White drove off and Hawkins died at the scene of the accident. White is currently scheduled to be extradited back to Pinellas County and faces several charges. Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Florida Our hearts go out to all those affected by this tragedy. Motorcycle accidents in St Pete 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 Tampa 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: WFTS

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Family of Teenage Girl Killed in a Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident Decides to Press Charges on Driver

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Tampa, FL (2/13/2020) – The family of a 14-year-old girl killed while crossing the street two weeks ago has decided to press charges against the responsible driver. At 7:15 p.m. on January 31, Nakeeba Ryan, 24, struck and killed Asucena Gomez-Hernandez, 14, near the intersection of 15th Street and 122nd Avenue. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ryan after she fled the scene of the accident. Gomez-Hernandez’s family is taking steps to file a lawsuit against Ryan and possibly her mother, who owns the blue Chevy Equinox involved in the accident. The family’s attorney, Gil Sanchez, also states that the county should better maintain crosswalks at the intersection to prevent future tragedies. There have been 18 other accidents at the intersection in the past four years. Ryan currently faces a first-degree felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident involving a death, which carries a sentence of up to 30 years in prison. 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 experienced personal injury attorney in Tampa, FL. 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: WTSP

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Motorized Scooter Driver Dies After Crashing on Gulf Boulevard

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Treasure Island, FL (2/16/2020) – One New Port Richey resident is dead after crashing their motorized scooter on Gulf Boulevard late Saturday night. The crash occurred at 10133 Gulf Boulevard in the northbound lane around 11:15 p.m. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office says that Nolan Ryan Webb, 27, was driving a rented 2015 Yamaha scooter north when he failed to navigate a curve in the road. He veered off of the street and struck a bush, a utility pipe, and a cement wall before coming to a stop. Pedestrians discovered Webb nearly two hours after the crash and immediately called 911. When Treasure Island Police and Fire Rescue arrived, they pronounced Webb dead at the scene.  According to investigators, Webb was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. It is currently unknown if alcohol or excessive speed are factors in the crash. Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Florida Our hearts go out to all those affected by this tragedy. Florida motorcycle accidents like this one occur far too often. 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 an experienced 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: Tampa Bay Reporter

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Truck Driver Arrested for Hit-and-Run in Tampa That Left One Bicyclist Dead

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Tampa, FL (2/12/2020) – A hit-and-run accident with a pickup truck left a 28-year-old bicyclist dead on US 301 last November. The truck driver has now been charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident and destruction of evidence. The crash occurred on November 12 around 4:40 a.m. The Florida Highway Patrol states that Jacob Weinert, 28, was heading to work and riding his bike south along US 301 when he was struck by a pickup truck driven by Steven Duane Baker, 61. Baker hit Weinert from behind and then left the scene. Weinert died at the scene of the accident. The Florida Highway Patrol received a call from Baker more than 24 hours after the accident saying that he hit something, but did not know what it was.  Police arrested Baker at his home and booked him into the Orient Road Jail. Investigators found his damaged 2003 Dodge pickup truck, which Baker admitted to spray-painting to cover up evidence. 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 an experienced 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: Law Firm Newswire, Tampa Bay Times

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Teen Pedestrian in Hit-and-Run Crash Dies, Driver Faces Upgraded Charge

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Tampa, FL (2/10/2020) – A Tampa driver now faces a higher charge after leaving the scene of an accident which killed a 14-year-old girl earlier this month. The hit-and-run occurred around 7:15 p.m. on January 31 near the intersection of 15th Street and 122nd Avenue. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office states that Nakeeba Ryan, 24, was driving her Chevrolet Equinox south on 15th Street and struck Asucena Gomez-Hernandez, 14, who was crossing the street with friends. According to investigators and witnesses, Ryan got out of her SUV, walked over the girl, and assessed the damage of her vehicle. Ryan then moved her Chevy to a nearby parking lot and fled the scene.  When emergency services arrived, they took Gomez-Hernandez to Tampa General Hospital. She was pronounced dead four days later. Ryan now faces a first degree felony charge of leaving the scene of a crash involving a death, which is punishable by up to 30 years in prison.  At the time of the accident, she worked in a customer call center for the Department of Children and Families, which offers an economic self-sufficiency program to Tampa families in need. She was immediately fired after being arrested. 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 lawyers in Tampa near you. 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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Pedestrian Hit and Killed on Lakeland Highlands Road in Polk County

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Lakeland, FL (2/11/2020) – A highway worker was killed on Monday afternoon after being hit by a truck near the Polk Parkway in Polk County. The accident occurred around 12:14 p.m. at the 4000 block of Lakeland Highlands Road. According to the Lakeland Police Department, Abraham Ira Remchuk, 42, was on the inside northbound lanes of the road performing survey work. Remchuk was then hit by a 2006 Ford F-150 truck driving north on Lakeland Highlands Road.  The driver, 19-year-old Bryce Warneke, claimed that she looked down momentarily at her speedometer and did not see Remchuk until it was too late.  The impact caused Remchuk to hit another passing car before falling onto the roadway. Warneke immediately stopped her truck and called 911. Emergency services rushed Remchuk to Lakeland Regional Health, where he later died from his injuries. Investigators state that Remchuk was standing near surveying equipment and was wearing an orange vest prior to the accident. However, there were no road signs to indicate that a surveyor was working.  Police do not suspect alcohol or speeding to be a factor in the accident. The Lakeland Police Department is still investigating the crash. 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 an experienced Lakeland, FL personal injury attorney. Source: The Daily Ridge

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One Woman Dead After Crashing into Dump Truck in Lake County

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Eustis, FL (2/11/2020) – A woman was killed Tuesday afternoon when she crashed into a dump truck at a stop sign. The accident occurred at the intersection of Cardinal Lane and State Road 44 around 12:05 p.m.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 57-year-old Chantel Jones of New York was driving her Toyota Camry north on Cardinal Lane. The dump truck, travelling eastbound on State Road 44, crashed into the side of the Jones’ Camry. She died at the scene of the crash. It is unclear whether Jones ran the stop sign or pulled out into the path of the truck. The Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the cause of the accident. Experienced Car Accident Lawyers 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: Click Orlando

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Hit-and-Run Crash in St. Petersburg Kills Motorcyclist, Police Looking for Suspect

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St. Petersburg, FL (2/9/2020) – Police are searching for the suspect of a hit-and-run that left a motorcyclist dead on Saturday night. The crash occurred at around 7:40 p.m. at the intersection of 5th Avenue South and 37th Street South. Police say 24-year-old Brendan Markeith Hawkins was driving his 2017 Suzuki motorcycle east on 5th Avenue South when the driver of a faded red Honda or Hyundai turned into him. Hawkins’ motorcycle clipped the back right side of the car and fell off of his motorcycle. The driver then fled the scene. Paramedics rushed Hawkins to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Police say that he may have been speeding leading up to the crash, but was wearing a helmet. Anyone with information on this accident should call the St. Petersburg Police Department at 727-893-7780. Experienced Car Accident Lawyers 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: WFTS

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Two Teenagers Killed, One Injured After Crash on I-275

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St. Petersburg, FL (2/8/2020) – Two teenage girls died in a crash on I-275 on Saturday morning. The accident occurred around 6:21 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-275. Florida Highway Patrol states that the 18-year-old driver, whose name has not been released, tried to change lanes to get to the exit ramp at 22nd Avenue North when she hit a pickup truck. The teenager’s car spun across the interstate and ran into two trees on the shoulder of the exit ramp. The driver was rushed to the hospital and her condition is currently unknown. The two passengers in the car, Jiana Minaya, 16, and Keeoshia Edwards, 17, were pronounced dead at the scene. Neither of the passengers were wearing seatbelts. The two men in the pickup truck were uninjured in the crash. Investigators currently suspect alcohol was a major factor in the accident. Family and friends of the 16-year-old victim Jiana Minaya are mourning her untimely loss. They describe her as someone who acted tough, but was sweet and kind. She was an online high school student with a one-year-old daughter, a loving family, and many long-lasting friendships. Alexis Robertson, Jiana’s best friend since third grade, said that she “was always the light of the party” with “so much potential.” Matthew Miller, Jiana’s 16-year-old boyfriend, is not the biological father of her daughter, but says he will raise her in Jiana’s memory. Miller knew Jiana for about three years before they planned to get married and said that they wanted to have a child together when they turned 18 years old. Jiana’s family has set up a fundraiser to help pay for funeral expenses. To help, please click here. Experienced Car Accident Lawyers 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: WTSP

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Passenger Killed in Wrong-Way Crash Near Tampa International Airport Was Visiting Friends for Gasparilla

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Tampa, FL (2/5/2020) – Early last week, an Uber driver and his passenger were killed after being hit by a wrong-way driver on George J. Bean Parkway near Tampa International Airport. 23-year-old Billy Holzapfel, the passenger in the Uber, was visiting Tampa to celebrate Gasparilla with his friends. Byron Downen, who was a long-time friend of Holzapfel, said that “[Billy] had just graduated from Northern Illinois University, [and] had also started a job.” Holzapfel came down to Tampa to celebrate the next phase of his life with his friends. According to police, the wrong-way driver Alexander Jacobson, 30, also attended Gasparilla and smelled like alcohol when he exited his vehicle after the crash. Jacobson was driving his Jeep the wrong-way on George J. Bean Parkway when he hit a Ford Fusion head-on, killing both Holzapfel and his Uber driver Juan Santana Tortosa. Jacobson faces two counts of vehicular homicide and DUI manslaughter. He is currently being held in the Orient Road Jail in Hillsborough County. Experienced Car Accident Lawyers 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: WTSP

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Victims of Deadly DUI Crash Near Tampa International Airport Identified

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Tampa, FL (2/5/2020) – Two victims who died in a DUI-related crash near Tampa International Airport late last month have been identified. On January 26, Alexander Jacobson crashed into a ride-share car, killing both the driver and the passenger. Juan P. Santana was driving his 2009 Ford Fusion north on George J. Bean Parkway with his passenger William D. Holzapfel when Jacobson hit them head-on. The impact caused Jacobson’s Jeep Wrangler to drive over the roof of the Ford Fusion. Eyewitnesses say that Jacobson stumbled out of the Jeep wearing Gasparilla beads around his neck. One witness stopped to help and communicated with Jacobson through sign language since he is hard of hearing. She said that Jacobson had four to six beers before the accident. Tampa Police reported that Jacobson smelled of marijuana during questioning. They found three beer bottle caps and a small quantity of marijuana on his person during a search. Jacobson is currently being held at the Orient Road Jail in Hillsborough County and awaiting charges of DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide. Experienced Car Accident Lawyers 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: WFLA

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One Dead, Four Injured in an Accident Involving a Jack-Knifed Semi in Hernando County

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Hernando County, FL (2/4/2020) – A crash involving four vehicles left one person dead and several injured Monday afternoon. The accident occurred at about 4:10 p.m. on State Road 50 near Riverland Clay Sink Road. Florida Highway Patrol states that Jose Moreno, 38, was driving west on State Road 50 in his Chevy Malibu when he lost control and veered into the eastbound lane. He hit a Mack tractor-trailer driven by Oscar Paraza, 38, which then caused the tractor-trailer to cross into the westbound lane. The semi hit the side of a Toyota Tacoma driven by Eric Easter, 57, and then jack-knifed on the shoulder of the highway. After the semi stopped, a GMC Sierra driven by Garrett Cramer, 24, hit the tractor-trailer. Emergency services rushed Easter to the hospital, who was pronounced dead on arrival. Moreno and his passengers, Adrian Reyes, 28, and Genesis Reyna, 6, were taken to Lakeland Regional Hospital. Pereza also suffered serious injuries and was taken to Advent Health of Dade City. Cramer suffered minor injuries but did not go to the hospital. Troopers say the crash is still under investigation. The cause of the crash is unknown at this time. Experienced Car Accident Lawyers 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. As personal injury lawyers in Tampa, 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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Hit-and-Run Kills 3 Family Members on US 19, Police Looking for Suspects

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Pinellas County, FL (2/2/2020) – Police are searching for two men after they fled the scene of a crash that killed three people Saturday night. The collision occurred on US 19 near Tampa Road around 11:37 p.m. Florida Highway Patrol says that two men in a Buick LaCrosse were traveling on US 19 when they ran a red light. They hit a Nissan Versa turning left from Tampa Road, killing Bruce E. Johnson, 65; Lisa M. Johnson, 49; and Glenworth M. Jonhson, 18. According to police, none of the Johnsons were wearing seatbelts. The two men in the Buick LaCrosse fled the scene on foot, leaving their vehicle behind. Anyone with information about the accident is urged to contact the Florida Highway Patrol at 813-558-1800. Experienced Car Accident Lawyers 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: WFLA

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3-Vehicle Crash Damages Utility Pole and Closes Intersection in St. Petersburg

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St. Petersburg, FL (1/30/2020) – An intersection was closed Thursday afternoon after a three-vehicle crash knocked down a utility pole in St. Petersburg. The accident occurred at the intersection of 1st Avenue South and 49th Street. The crash involved a Jeep, a St. Petersburg police car, and another vehicle. There are no reported injuries at this time. Police closed the intersection to clean up debris, but it has since been reopened. Experienced Car Accident Lawyers 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: WFLA

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5 Seriously Injured in Accident on State Road 52

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Pasco County, FL (1/27/2020) – Two drivers and three passengers were seriously injured after a head-on collision on Monday night. The crash occurred near the intersection of State Road 52 and McKendree Road at about 8:35 p.m. Troopers say Jennifer Jayne Knotts, 33, was driving westbound on SR 52 in her Ford Fusion when she failed to follow the curve of the road. She entered the path of Brenda Jean Lloyd, 46, who was driving eastbound and hit her Honda Odyssey. Knotts and Lloyd were severely injured in the crash and taken to Tampa General Hospital. Three passengers in Lloyd’s SUV, her husband and two children, were also injured. Florida State Patrol closed SR 52 to investigate the accident, but it has since reopened. Investigators do not believe alcohol was a factor in the crash, but that charges are pending. Experienced Car Accident Lawyers 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: WFLA, Tampa Bay Reporter

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Man Arrested for DUI Manslaughter After Causing Fatal Accident at Tampa International Airport

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Tampa, FL (1/27/2020) – A Land O’ Lakes man was arrested Monday night after causing a fatal crash at Tampa International Airport. Tampa police say that Alexander Bradford Jacobson, 30, was under the influence of both alcohol and marijuana during the accident. The crash occurred at 3:10 a.m. on the George J. Bean Parkway, which only allows northbound traffic. Jacobson was heading southbound on the parkway when he crashed his Jeep head-on into a Ford sedan. The driver of the Ford and the passenger died at the scene. According to Tampa police, the driver of the sedan was part of a ride-share company. Jacobson only suffered minor injuries. Emergency services took Jacobson to St. Joseph’s Hospital and then transported him to Hillsborough County Jail. According to police, Jacobson had a blood alcohol level of .083 four hours after the accident. which is over the legal limit of .08. He now faces two counts of vehicular manslaughter and DUI manslaughter. Experienced Car Accident Lawyers 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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Garbage Truck Strikes and Kills Pedestrian in Putnam County

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Putnam County, FL (1/23/2020) – A man died Thursday morning after a garbage truck struck him on US 17. The crash occurred at 6:00 a.m. around the intersection of US 17 and Comfort Road. Eric Edenfield, 32, was walking in the outside travel lane when a garbage truck, traveling southbound on US 17, hit Edenfield from behind. The garbage truck struck Edenfield with the right front bumper. He died at the scene. The Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the cause of the crash. So far, there have been no charges filed against the driver of the garbage truck. 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 an experienced 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: First Coast News

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23-Year-Old Man Arrested for DUI Manslaughter After Fatal Crash in St. Petersburg

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St. Petersburg, FL (1/21/2020) – 23-year-old Arttonyo Lee Jr. was arrested Monday night for DUI manslaughter after causing a fatal accident. The crash occurred at 9:00 p.m. at the intersection of 18th Avenue South and 22nd Street South. St. Petersburg Police say that Lee was speeding down 18th Avenue South when he ran a red light and crashed into 38-year-old Latoya Roundtree. Emergency services rushed Roundtree to Bayfront Health, where she was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. Lee also sustained injuries in the accident. He was arrested at the hospital for vehicular homicide, DUI manslaughter, possession of marijuana, and violation of probation. Police say that Lee showed several signs of impairment. Results from his blood test are pending. Experienced Car Accident Lawyers 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: WFTS Tampa Bay

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Police Suspect Alcohol Impairment Caused Fatal Pedestrian Crash in Lakeland

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Lakeland, FL (1/19/2020) – On Saturday evening, a 56-year-old man died after being hit by a car while crossing the street. The accident happened at 5800 New Tampa Highway in Lakeland. Jeffrey Phillips, 56, was crossing the highway towards the Sunoco gas station when he stepped into the path of a car driving eastbound. The driver, 30-year-old Ashley Farrow, did not see Phillips until he was in front of the car. Farrow immediately stopped and called 911. Emergency services took Phillips to the hospital, where he later died of his injuries. According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the area of the accident was very dark and witnesses say Phillips had been drinking for several hours. Police believe that alcohol impairment was a major factor in the crash. 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 lawyer near Lakeland, FL. 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: Fox 13 Tampa Bay

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Woman Dies After Crashing into Overpass Wall in Shady Hills

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Shady Hills, FL (1/19/2020) – This Sunday morning, a woman died after crashing into an overpass wall near Shady Hills. The crash occurred at around 5:15 a.m. on State Road 589. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Alison Renee Titus, 58, was driving southbound on State Road 589. Just after passing County Line Road, the woman lost control of her vehicle and crashed into an overpass wall. Titus was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say that she was wearing a seatbelt and that the accident was not alcohol-related. Experienced Car Accident Lawyers 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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Driver Runs Red Light, Kills Motorcyclist in Clearwater

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Clearwater, FL (1/18/2020) – On Saturday morning, a motorcyclist died after another car ran a red light and struck him. The crash occurred at 5:30 a.m. near the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport. Lucas Scholing, 72, was driving his motorcycle southbound on 49th Street North. When attempting to turn left onto State Road 688, Kathryn Lynne Jackson, 57, ran a red light and struck Scholing in the intersection. Emergency services took Scholing to Bayfront Health in St. Petersburg, where he later died. According to troopers, he was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Jackson was not injured in the crash. The accident is currently under investigation. 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 in Clearwater. 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 an experienced personal injury attorney in Clearwater, FL. 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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Hit-and-Run Crash in St. Petersburg Leaves One Dead, One Injured

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St. Petersburg, FL (1/18/2020) – Police are searching for the suspect of a hit-and-run crash that left one woman dead and one man injured. The crash happened Saturday around 10:14 a.m. at 9th Avenue South and 40th Street South. The suspect, driving a stolen Mercedes, ran into a Chevy Malibu, seriously injuring both the driver and the passenger. He then abandoned the Mercedes and stole another car to get away. The passenger in the Malibu, 27-year-old Saniya Dixon, died at the hospital from her injuries. The driver of the Malibu is in stable condition. Police are still searching for the suspect. Please call St. Petersburg Police at 727-893-7780 if you have any information on the accident. Experienced Car Accident Lawyers 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: WFTS Tampa Bay

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One Dead, Several Injured in Hernando County School Bus Crash

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Brooksville, FL (1/16/2020) – On Wednesday morning in Brooksville, a pickup truck crashed into a school bus killing one person and injuring several children. The crash occurred on Bourassa Boulevard at around 8:40 a.m. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the school bus stopped to let pedestrians cross the street before attempting to turn onto Commercial Way. A pickup truck, driven by Michael James Scott, 69, crashed into the back of the school bus, which was carrying children from Winding Waters K-8 in Weeki Wachee. The impact of the crash injured 10 children on the school bus. Scott died at the scene of the accident. Two northbound lanes on Commercial Way were closed while an investigation took place. The road reopened Wednesday afternoon. Experienced Car Accident Lawyers 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 an experienced 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: Fox 13 Tampa Bay

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Pedestrian Struck, In Serious Condition After Accident in Port Charlotte

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Port Charlotte, FL (1/16/2020) – An SUV struck a pedestrian early Thursday morning in Port Charlotte. The crash occurred around 7:40 a.m. on Edgewater Drive. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the SUV struck the pedestrian while heading eastbound on Edgewater Drive towards Cousley Drive. After hitting the pedestrian, the SUV crashed into a Waste Management van. Emergency services took the pedestrian, 62-year-old Lawrence Corrigan, to Tampa General Hospital. He is currently in serious condition. The SUV driver, 69-year-old Diane Ashworth, was uninjured in the crash. The Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the cause 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 Tampa personal injury lawyer. 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: Fox 4

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Driver Involved in Bayshore Boulevard Death Faces Charges of DUI and Vehicular Homicide

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Tampa, FL (1/13/2020) – The driver who struck and killed a pedestrian walking along Bayshore Boulevard last week is now facing charges of vehicular homicide and DUI manslaughter. Police discovered that Benjamin Douglas Ehas, 31, had a blood alcohol level of 0.234, nearly three times the legal limit in Florida. Ehas claimed he only drank two shots of Fireball Whisky, but a forensics expert at the University of Florida says that it was most likely around 10 drinks. According to the arrest report, Ehas also smoked marijuana at 7:00 a.m. the same day, which can increase impairment. Witnesses say that Ehas was driving more than 60 mph in a 35 mph zone when the accident occurred. Tampa Police arrested Ehas at Tampa General Hospital only two hours after the crash. 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 an experienced personal injury attorney in Tampa. 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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Police Investigating a Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash in New Port Richey

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New Port Richey, FL (1/12/2020) – A fatal hit-and-run crash occurred Saturday morning at the intersection of Little Road and Heritage Lakes Boulevard. The crash happened around 1:00 a.m. in the northbound lanes of Little Road. Florida Highway Patrol says the suspect, believed to be driving a 2001 to 2004 white or gray Toyota Tacoma, hit a pedestrian. The driver did not stop and immediately left the scene, continuing north on Little Road. The Florida Highway Patrol shut down the northbound lanes of Little Road while they investigated the crash. The road eventually reopened at about 6:45 a.m. Investigators are still looking for the suspect. If anyone has any potential information about this case, please call the Florida Highway Patrol at 813-558-1800. 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 experienced New Port Richey, FL personal injury lawyer. 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: Bay News 9

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Truck Crashes Into Car in Auburndale, 1 Killed and Several Injured

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Auburndale, FL (1/13/2020) – A crash in Auburndale late Sunday night left one person dead and several others injured. The accident occurred at 9:36 p.m. at the intersection of US 92 and Berkley Road. Investigators say that a pickup truck driven by Salvador Manuel Juarez, 43, slammed into the back of a car that was stopped at a red light. The crash injured four people in the car, two of whom were children. One of the adults in the back seat, Linda Jean Baptiste, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene. Emergency services transported four victims to Lakeland Regional Hospital and one victim to Tampa General Hospital. Police are still investigating the cause of the crash. Experienced Car Accident Lawyers 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 an experienced 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: WTSP

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Police in Largo Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash

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Largo, FL (1/12/2020) – On Sunday evening, a fatal crash occurred in Largo at 1254 Seminole Boulevard. The accident involved a car and a pedestrian. It happened at about 6:40 p.m. in the southbound lane of Seminole Boulevard. Emergency services transported the pedestrian to Largo Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, who later died at the hospital. The driver of the vehicle, whose name has not been released, stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators. The Largo Police Department is still investigating the cause 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 an experienced 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, WFLA

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Crash on US 41 Leaves One Woman Dead

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Lutz, FL (1/12/2020) – A fatal car accident in Lutz left all northbound lanes of US 41 closed on Saturday evening. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around 4:15 p.m. The victim, 46-year-old Debra Beltramea, attempted to make a U-turn on northbound US 41 near Sunset Lane. She collided with a car occupied by 35-year-old Avinash Kumar, 34-year-old Manpreet Kaur, and a 1-year-old child. Beltramea was pronounced dead on the scene. According to police, the family in the second car did not sustain any injuries. All parties were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident. Experienced Car Accident Lawyers 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 an experienced 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: WFLA

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Driver Arrested After Killing Pedestrian with Truck on Bayshore Boulevard

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Tampa, FL (1/9/2020) – On Thursday morning, a truck driver struck and killed a jogger on Bayshore Boulevard. The accident took place at around 11:13 a.m. just north of Bayshore and West Julia Street. The jogger, whose name has not been released, was running along the walkway when Benjamin Douglas Ehas, 31, hit him. The impact threw the jogger over the balustrade into the Hillsborough Bay. Ehas stumbled out of his vehicle and onto the ground. A few bystanders jumped into the water to save the jogger. Firefighters rushed him to the hospital once they arrived at the scene. Unfortunately, the jogger died of his injuries. Investigators suspected that alcohol was involved in the accident. Upon testing, Ehas had a blood alcohol level of 0.234, which is nearly three times the legal limit in Florida. Tampa Police arrested Ehas late Thursday night for DUI, manslaughter, and vehicular homicide. 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 an experienced 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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Police Investigating a Fatal Crash Involving a 16-Year-Old Bicyclist in Brandon

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Brandon, FL (1/6/2020) – Early Sunday evening, an SUV struck and killed a 16-year-old bicyclist in Brandon. The accident occurred at 7:30 p.m. on North Parsons Avenue, south of Clemons Road. The driver, whose name hasn’t been released, was driving north on North Parsons Avenue when Terry Martin, 16, rode into the driver’s path. The driver had no time to avoid the collision, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. The front of the SUV hit the left side of the bicycle. The driver stopped to help and cooperated with investigators. Police say the driver did not exhibit signs of impairment. No charges have been filed and the investigation is 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 an experienced 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: Fox 13 Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay Times

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5 Dead and 60 Hospitalized After Massive Pennsylvania Turnpike Crash

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Greensburg, PA (1/5/2020) – Early Sunday morning, a crash involving a passenger bus, two tractor-trailers, and other vehicles left five people dead and several dozen injured. The crash happened at 3:40 am about 30 miles east of Pittsburgh on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Officials stated that as many as 60 people were hospitalized after the crash. According to a spokesperson for Excela Health, there were 25 victims transported to Excela Frick Hospital. More than a third of the patients were under 18. Excela transported one victim to a trauma center. The size of the accident shut down most of the highway. National Transportation Safety Board investigators were called to the scene to investigate the cause. Although the National Weather Service reported precipitation and below-freezing temperatures in the area, officials do not yet know if the weather was a factor. Our hearts go out to all of those impacted by this tragedy. 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 an experienced 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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Pregnant Woman’s Unborn Baby Dies Following Pasco County Crash

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Pasco County, FL (12/31/2019) – A woman’s unborn baby died today after the mother was in an accident earlier this month. Makala Marie Etheridge Lu, 22, was driving north on US 19 towards State Road 52 on December 20. Her only passenger was a 2-year-old girl, Sereneity Etheridge-Lucas. Gregory Armitage, 59, hit Etheridge Lu’s Kia from behind at a red light, causing her car to run into the car in front of her. The impact caused a chain reaction where a total of four cars were hit. Etheridge Lu suffered serious injuries, and her unborn baby was pronounced dead on Monday. Her passenger, Etheridge-Lucas, was not injured in the accident. Police don’t suspect alcohol use among any of the drivers involved. All drivers and passengers were wearing proper seat belts and restraints at the time of the accident. 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 an experienced 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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Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Sheriff’s Deputy in Hillsborough County

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Seffner, FL (12/29/2019) – A crash early Saturday morning left a woman visiting from Michigan dead. The crash happened on Williams Road between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and US-92 at around 2:00 a.m. The 22-year-old victim, Marissa Berry, was visiting family for the holidays the night she died. While Marissa was crossing Williams Road, a police cruiser struck her. According to Chief Deputy Donna Lusczynski, the area of the accident is not well-lit and “[Marissa] was dressed in dark clothes.” Detectives spoke with people related to Berry, who stated that her behavior was erratic that evening. The crash remains under investigation and the Hillsborough County officer involved is on leave. 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. Then the responsible party can 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 an experienced 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: Fox 13 Tampa Bay

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Hit & Run Crash on Sunday Morning Leaves Tampa Father of Five in Serious Condition

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Tampa, FL (12/22/19) – Early Sunday morning a driver struck a 33-year-old father of five, Mitchell L. Cribbs Jr., leaving him in serious condition. The incident happened around midnight north of 131st Street and Nebraska Avenue. The victim’s girlfriend, Tabitha Grimes, claims that they stopped briefly while returning home from a Christmas party. Mitchell stepped out of his car for a moment and a white sedan hit him as he crossed Nebraska Avenue. The car left the scene without stopping. A bystander saw the incident and stopped to help, but Mitchell was unconscious. Emergency services rushed Mitchell to the hospital where he is currently recovering from brain surgery. Police have not yet found the driver and are investigating nearby surveillance footage. 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. Then the responsible party can 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 an experienced 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: WFTS

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Accident Involving 5 Cars on Ulmerton Road Near Carillon Parkway

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St. Petersburg, FL (12/23/19) – Early Monday morning, police and fire rescue responded to the scene of a five-vehicle collision on 2233 Ulmerton Road. The crash happened around 8:00 a.m. Authorities stated that two of the cars trapped several people due to the damage. Fortunately, St. Petersburg Fire Rescue freed them from the wrecked vehicles. Currently, the extent of injuries at the scene is unknown and the investigation is ongoing. 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 an experienced 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

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1 Dead, 1 Injured After Pedestrians Struck in Clearwater Crash

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Clearwater, FL (12/18/19) – Early Wednesday morning, a vehicle struck a father and son crossing a busy Clearwater street. 80-year-old Ernest LeBlanc, the father, died from his injuries. His 48-year-old son, Barry LeBlanc, is in critical condition at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. The accident happened on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard near Fernwood Avenue. The LeBlancs live in a nearby mobile home park. A vehicle heading east on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard struck Ernest and Barry as they crossed the street from north to southwest of Fernwood Avenue. They were not in a crosswalk. Police said the driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators. 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. Then the responsible party can 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 experienced 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: Bay News

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Motorcyclist Sustains Head Injuries After Crashing Bike on Busch Blvd.

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Tampa, FL (12/20/19) – Early in the morning on Friday, a motorcyclist sustained head injuries after crashing his bike along Busch Boulevard. The accident occurred around Busch Boulevard and 30th Street. Police said that the motorcyclist walked around after the crash, despite his head injuries. He was later taken to a local hospital. Police had to close all eastbound lanes and two westbound lanes on Busch Boulevard because of the accident. Our hearts go out to all those affected by this tragedy. Florida motorcycle crashes like this one occur far too often. Motorcycle accidents must be investigated so that the cause of the collision can be understood, and the responsible party identified and, if warranted, held accountable. Abrahamson & Uiterwyk is committed to advocating for individuals and families impacted by severe 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 a personal injury accident has impacted you or a loved one, we invite you to contact our firm anytime to discuss your case with an experienced 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: WFLA

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Pedestrian Severely Injured After a Crash in Clearwater

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Clearwater, FL (12/19/19) – On Thursday night, Clearwater Police and Clearwater Fire Rescue responded to an accident at 8:30pm. The accident, involving a male pedestrian, occurred at block 1700 on North Highland Avenue. The pedestrian suffered severe injuries after a car struck him. Rescue services took the pedestrian to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa via Bayflite. The driver of the vehicle cooperated with investigators and stayed at the scene of the accident. Clearwater Police closed Highland Avenue between Greenlea Drive and Sandy Lane to conduct an investigation into the cause. 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 pedestrian accidents to understand the cause of the crash. Then the responsible party can 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 an experienced 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: IONTB

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DUI Crash in Zephyrhills Kills Corrections Officer

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Zephyrhills, FL (12/12/2019) – Lauren Simone Lee, 30, died Thursday night in a crash with a drunk driver Jonathan Aldea Valeds, 36, drove drunk in a truck owned by his employer. The collision happened on U.S. 301 south of Zephyrhills around 6:27 pm.  Dade City company Megascapes Landscape and Maintenance, operates the truck Valdes drove. According to state troopers, Valdes lost control of his vehicle near Rapid Rivers Boulevard. Valdes swerved onto the eastern shoulder and into the southbound lanes.  Lee died at the scene of the crash. Valdes refused to cooperate. He behaved in a combative way when asked to complete sobriety tests and take part in a blood draw.  Valdes received charges of DUI Manslaughter and DUI Property Damage. Our hearts go out to all those affected by this tragedy. DUI accidents like this one occur far too often in Florida. Police must investigate fatal DUI Accidents to understand the cause of the crash. Then the responsible party can be identified and, if warranted, held accountable. Abrahamson & Uiterwyk commits to advocating for individuals and families affected by severe and even fatal accidents, including DUI 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 an experienced attorney. Note: If you are a family member of someone affected by this accident and would like us to remove their name from this story, click here . Sources: IONTB, TampaBay.com

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