News: Driver killed when pickup truck crashes into ditch in South Bradenton

SOUTH BRADENTON, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol reports a driver was killed in a pickup truck accident in Manatee County Thursday night. According to WWSB, the 65-year-old man drove the pickup out of the parking lot of Cortez Village Plaza at about 11:30 p.m. Investigators said he went across the travel lanes of Cortez Road West, onto a shoulder and down

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News: Teenager seriously injured after being hit by train in Clearwater

CLEARWATER, FL – State troopers said a 16-year-old boy was seriously injured when he was struck by a train in Pinellas County Thursday afternoon, according to WTSP. The incident occurred on the railroad tracks adjacent to State Road 590 and McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater at about 4:12 p.m. The Florida Highway Patrol said the teen was walking on the tracks and

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News: Motorcyclist killed in collision with SUV on Dale Mabry Highway

LUTZ, FL – A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a vehicle on North Dale Mabry Highway in Hillsborough County Tuesday morning, the Tampa Bay Times reports.   The victim was a 21-year-old man from Land O’ Lakes whose name was not released. The Florida Highway Patrol said he was riding southbound at about 9:30 a.m. when the driver of a

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News: Vehicle crashes on U.S. 301 after fleeing from sheriff’s deputy

SARASOTA, FL – State troopers said a car crashed after fleeing from a traffic stop by a Manatee County Sheriff’s deputy on Wednesday, according to WWSB. The Florida Highway Patrol said the driver took off when the deputy attempted to pull the car over. The FHP said the deputy did not pursue the car because children were spotted inside. The vehicle ended

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News: Collision leaves 2 injured, causes power outages in Gulfport

GULFPORT, FL – Two people were injured in a crash that knocked out power in a section of Gulfport Tuesday evening, the Gabber newspaper reports. Police responded to the two-car crash at the intersection of 49th Street and 15th Avenue South shortly after 6 p.m. According to investigators, 21-year-old Queen Clark was driving a BMW southbound at a high rate of speed

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News: Driver dies in fall from wall following crash on Veterans Expressway

TAMPA, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a driver died in a fall after crashing his car in Tampa Wednesday afternoon, reports the Tampa Bay Times. State troopers said the 51-year-old man was driving a Ford Fusion at about 2 p.m. when he slammed into an impact attenuator on an exit ramp from the Veterans Expressway onto Waters Avenue.  The man

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News: Person killed in accident involving bus at Hillsborough County shopping mall

BRANDON, FL – Authorities reported a fatal accident involving a bus at a Hillsborough County shopping mall, according to WTSP. The crash happened Friday night at the Westfield Brandon Town Center. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said a person died in a traffic fatality that involved a Hillsborough Area Regional Transit bus. No details were released on the victim’s identity, or the

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