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Deadly Bicycle Crash in Sarasota

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An 84-year-old woman apparently plowed into a bicycle rider who was crossing the street in the crosswalk, but did not have the green light. Few other details were available about the wreck, which occurred at the intersection of Laurel Road and U.S. Highway 41. Investigators closed the area to traffic for several hours while… Read More »

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Hit and Run Driver Kills Tampa Pedestrian

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Police have little to go on after an unknown driver fatally struck a pedestrian in the predawn hours of May 12, 2020. The wreck happened near the intersection of West Hillsborough Avenue and North Dale Mabry Highway. Emergency responders arrived to find a deceased adult male who apparently died almost instantly. Investigators are looking… Read More »

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Fatal Head-On Wreck in Hernando County

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One person was killed and two others were seriously injured when a woman lost control of her vehicle and slammed head-on into an oncoming SUV. The wreck occurred near the intersection of Broad Street and Old Church Road in Brooksville. According to police, a 70-year old woman could not negotiate a curve and she… Read More »

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Lockdown Orders, Open Highways, and Vehicle Speeds

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The spring 2020 coronavirus outbreak may have triggered what officials call open-road syndrome. Lower traffic volumes significantly raised vehicle speeds throughout the Tampa Bay area. In fact, the lower traffic volume has caused average vehicle speeds to increase 7 percent, according to red light camera data. “Traffic congestion is actually a traffic calming mechanism,”… Read More »

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Fatal Alcohol-Related Crash in Largo

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A woman is in custody after she allegedly drove the wrong way and collided with another vehicle, killing one person and seriously injuring two other people, including a 10-year-old child. 27-year-old Britney passed two marked patrol cars as she was travelling the wrong way on Highway 19. Before officers could pull her over, she… Read More »

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Dual Fatal Accident on Bayshore Drive

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A bicyclist was killed after he was hit by a motorcycle, who subsequently died as well — the two vehicles violently collided in a crosswalk along a scenic stretch of this iconic Tampa Bay roadway. A local lawyer and father of four was riding his bike across Bayshore in a crosswalk, at the intersection… Read More »

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Deadly Motorcycle Crash in Pasco County

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A motorcyclist is dead after he lost control of his bike, fell into a traffic lane, and was run over by an oncoming car. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 49-year-old man was northbound on U.S. 98 when, for unknown reasons, he lost control of his bike, slid off the road, and smacked… Read More »

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Why Should We Care About Some Common Third-Party Liability Theories?

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Florida’s roads and highways are home to some of the most serious vehicle collisions in the country. Frequently, victims sustain serious head injuries or spine injuries; the resulting medical bills often exceed $100,000. Unfortunately for these victims, Florida also has one of the lowest auto insurance coverage requirements in the country. So, many of… Read More »

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Deadly Left-Turn Crash Near Fairgrounds

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Although the issues seem clear-cut, legal responsibility is uncertain in a wreck which killed a 56-year-old Tampa man. According to police and witnesses, 60-year-old James Martin had the green light as he approached the intersection of Orient Road and State Road 547. As he tried to turn left from Orient onto 547, Steve Aguilar… Read More »

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Drunk Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Wimauma Woman

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An allegedly intoxicated motorist rear-ended 37-year-old Shawna Smith’s car, killing her almost instantly. The wreck occurred on Interstate 75 near the Big Bend Road exit. According to police and witnesses, 32-year-old Alberto Vigo, of Bradenton, tried to pass Smith as the two were travelling north. Vigo misjudged the angle and clipped the rear of… Read More »

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