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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. ...
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...
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...
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Florida is One of Top Five Dangerous States for Pedestrians

Mark Hickey
A study released this May by the National Complete Streets Coalition analyzed pedestrian traffic deaths over a decade – and the news was bad overall, but worst for Florida. Run by Smart Growth America, the Complete Streets Coalition aims to change the way most roads are planned and built, so the needs of all users are met. The report, Dangerous by Design 2014, updates an earlier study from 2011. Over 47,000 Pedestrians Killed Nationwide in...
Auto Accidents

Pedestrians in Florida – Walking the Streets in Safety

Mark Hickey
In a busy world where people seem to be in a hurry a great deal of the time, many of whom are distracted by technology, such as cell phones, GPS devices, MP3 players, and other devices, pedestrians take their lives into their hands every time they hit the road. Anyone moving about on the roadways on foot, in a wheelchair, on a skateboard, or on roller skates is considered a pedestrian. While it is the...
Auto Accidents

Back to School: Keeping Kids Safe

Mark Hickey
he arrival of school means that new traffic patterns will be on the roadway. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) released a report in 2008 that showed autumn as being the most dangerous season for pedestrians. During this time of the year, 29% of traffic deaths are pedestrian-related. As you venture out during the school year, make sure to use the following traffic safety tips. Obey the Rules of the Road Even if you...
Auto Accidents

Seatbelt Injuries

Mark Hickey
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 84 percent of adult drivers and 82 percent of front-seat passengers wore seatbelts in the U.S. in 2011. Seatbelts play an essential role in maintaining the safety of a vehicle’s passengers in the event of a crash or collision. Unfortunately, car accidents remain the leading cause of death for individuals between the ages of 5 and 34. In response to the growing number of car accidents that...
Auto Accidents

The Link Between Bad Weather & Motor Vehicle Accidents

Mark Hickey
Upcoming extreme weather conditions often make headline news because of their potential to inflict injury or cause death in communities across the nation. However, while floods, heat, hurricanes, and tornadoes wreak havoc and cost lives every year, the biggest threat to people concerning adverse weather conditions is automotive accidents. Vehicular Accident Statistics According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are close to six million motor vehicle accidents in the United States annually. Statistics...