News: Driver released on bond after Ellenton accident that killed motorcyclist

October 30, 2020

ELLENTON, FL – The driver involved in a crash that killed a motorcyclist is free on bond while the community mourns the victim, WFLA reports. This is an update to a previous story. The driver, 53-year-old David Shanks, was charged with DUI manslaughter following the accident on U.S. 301 in Ellenton Sunday night. Shanks has now been released on a $50,500 bond. The Florida Highway Patr...

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News: Police on scene of crash on U.S. 19 in Clearwater

October 29, 2020

CLEARWATER, FL – The Clearwater Police Department tweeted an alert to drivers about an accident affecting traffic on Thursday afternoon. The crash happened on southbound U.S. 19 near Nursery Road and was reported shortly before 2 p.m. Police posted a photo of what appeared to have been a two-vehicle collision with one of the vehicles ending up on its side. There was no immediate word ...

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News: Woman struck and killed by SUV on Pasco County roadway

October 29, 2020

PASCO COUNTY, FL – State troopers say a woman died after being struck by a vehicle on a roadway in Pasco County early Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Times reports. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the pedestrian was hit by a northbound SUV while she was attempting to cross U.S. 19 at the intersection of Flora Avenue at approximately 1 a.m. The 38-year-old victim, a St. Petersburg r...

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News: Driver sought after pedestrian struck and killed in Pasco County

October 29, 2020

PASCO COUNTY, FL – Authorities say a driver left the scene after a pedestrian was fatally struck in Pasco County, WFLA reports. The Florida Highway Patrol said the accident happened either Thursday night or early Friday morning. The pedestrian was walking on Bowman Road near U.S. 41 and was struck by a pickup truck. The driver did not stop to help after the crash and kept on going, t...

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News: 20-year-old woman dies when car overturns, hits tree in Pasco County

October 29, 2020

PASCO COUNTY, FL – A car accident in Pasco County Thursday night claimed the life of a young woman, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The Florida State Patrol said the victim was a 20-year-old Zephyrhills woman who was driving at a high rate of speed. Troopers said she was driving west on County Line Road at about 9:45 p.m. when the car lost traction on the wet road just east of Solitu...

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News: 52-year-old woman fatally struck while crossing roadway in Bradenton

October 28, 2020

BRADENTON, FL – Florida state troopers are investigating an accident that killed a pedestrian in Bradenton Tuesday night. According to ABC Action News, the victim was trying to walk across lanes of State Road 70 in the area of Lakewood Ranch Boulevard when she was struck by a car at about 8:30 p.m. The Florida State Patrol says the pedestrian, a 52-year-old woman, was pronounced...

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News: Pedestrian dies after being hit by car on East Busch Boulevard in Tampa

October 28, 2020

TAMPA, FL – Police say a pedestrian walking across a roadway in Tampa was struck and killed by a car Wednesday night, WTSP reports. The victim was a 39-year-old woman whose name has not yet been released. Investigators said she was crossing East Busch Boulevard near North 18th Street shortly after 9:30 p.m. when she was hit by a Toyota Scion. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. ...

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News: Pedestrian struck by vehicle on Hillsborough Avenue in Tampa

October 27, 2020

TAMPA, FL – Police were on the scene of an accident that left a pedestrian injured in Tampa Tuesday morning. According to WFLA, the person was struck by a white car in the vicinity of Hillsborough Avenue and North 47th Street. The severity of the victim’s injuries was not immediately known. The westbound lanes of Hillsborough Avenue were closed between Schipman Court and North 47th S...

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News: Accidents on I-275 South affect traffic in Hillsborough County

October 27, 2020

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL – Florida 511 advised drivers of two separate accidents affecting traffic in Hillsborough County on Wednesday afternoon. The first incident occurred on Interstate 275 Southbound before Busch Boulevard in Tampa, and was reported at about 3:40 p.m. The left lane of the highway was blocked as a result. There was no immediate information on the cause of the c...

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News: 2 adults, 2 children killed in Polk County head-on collision

October 26, 2020

LAKE WALES, FL – A wrong-way crash in Polk County Friday night claimed the lives of two adults and two children, according to WFLA. The collision involved a car and a pickup truck, and took place on State Road 60 near County Road 630 in Lake Wales at about 10:30 p.m. Authorities said 83-year-old Phillip Penatello was driving a Ford F-150 pickup east on SR-60 when he went into the lef...

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