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St. Petersburg, FL: Man Dies In Jeep Collision After Tripping In Street

Adam Simpson
St. Petersburg, FL (March 25) – On Monday, March 23 at 2:25 p.m., Jerry Wayne VanDyke tripped while trying to cross a St. Petersburg street and was hit by a Jeep. He died from resulting injuries in the hospital later that night.  VanDyke was 72 years old. He at first survived the collision and was moved to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg for the treatment of life-threatening injuries.  When VanDyke was attempting to cross 34th Street,...

Sarasota, FL: Driver Dies After Crashing Into Sarasota Home

Adam Simpson
Sarasota, FL (March 24, 2020) – In the 1800 block of 6th Street in Sarasota, an adult male driver crashed into a home and was found dead at the scene. Police received a 911 call at approximately 3:30 am reporting the incident. The driver had crashed the vehicle through the home completely. The exact cause of the driver’s death is currently unconfirmed, and his identity has not yet been made public.  City engineers have deemed...
Auto Accidents

Tampa, FL: Pedestrian Hit In Pasco Car Accident Dies From Injuries

Adam Simpson
Tampa, FL (March 22, 2020) – According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 59-year-old woman has passed away in the hospital five days after being hit by a car in the Tampa area. The woman, Anna Dziadel, was walking on the shoulder of Ridge Road near Port Richey on March 18th, around 10 p.m. A male driver operating a 2017 Kia Forte was driving west along the same road when Dziadel stepped into the road. ...
Wrongful Death

IMMOKALEE, FL– Felda Man Killed In Early Morning Crash

Adam Simpson
Immokalee, FL (March 23, 2020) – Around 5:45 a.m on March 23, two cars collided on SR-29 north of Immokalee, Florida. Jose Alvarez, 46, was driving south on SR-29 in a Dodge Stratus. As he approached SR-82, a Ford-150 driving north began making a left turn into Alvarez’s path. The driver of the Ford-150, Oscar Rosalez, struck the front of Alvarez’s vehicle with the right front of his truck. Though Rosalez only suffered minor injuries,...
Medical Malpractice

ST. PETERSBURG, FL– Runner Dead After Collapse During Marathon

Adam Simpson
St. Petersburg, FL (March 24, 2020) – On March 1, 2020, runner Justin Doyle collapsed on the Skyway bridge during a 10K marathon. Bystanders rushed to help Doyle and called out to two emergency vehicles within sight. However, the 48-year-old runner failed to receive the medical attention that he needed due to confusion between the emergency crews. According to St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue Lt. Steven Lawrence, both crews through the other had already sent...
Auto Accidents

Tampa, FL– Tow Truck Driver Hits Car, Dies As He’s Tossed From Truck

Adam Simpson
Tampa, FL (March 23, 2020) – On the night of Sunday, March 22, a tow truck was on its way to assist another motorist when it crashed into a disabled car on Interstate 75 near Tampa. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of the tow truck, 36-year-old Jason Lee Everitt, struck the 2006 Chevy Cobalt as it sat on the highway’s outer shoulder. After hitting the Chevy, Everitt’s 2017 International tow truck collided...
Medical Malpractice

All Kinds of Medical Mistakes

Adam Simpson
What kills more Americans than heart disease and cancer? The answer may surprise you: medical errors by doctors, nurses, and other hospital workers. Medical Errors Kill Between 250,000 and 400,000 Americans died because of medical mistakes in only one year, according to a study published by Johns Hopkins University. Those numbers make medical mistakes the third leading cause of death in the US. Doctors’ most common mistake is misdiagnosing a patient’s illness. Twelve million people...
Auto Accidents

Tampa, FL– 4 People Injured in Multi-Car Crash on Hillsborough Avenue

Adam Simpson
Tampa, FL (February 25, 2020) – According to police, three adults and a child were injured in a multi-car crash on E. Hillsborough Avenue at N. 34th Street.  Witnesses described a car crossing the median as it headed westbound on Hillsborough Avenue. As soon as it crossed the median, the vehicle hit another car and an SVU.  No fatalities occurred, but a young child and female adult sustained critical injuries. Two other adult mails were...