Hurricane Irma swept through Florida and, as expected, left a trail of destruction in its wake. While the full extent of the damage from the unprecedented storm has yet to be discovered, it is commonly known that numerous downed wires and fallen utility poles have left large parts of the state without power. Read the rest »
A head-on collision along State Road 60 in south Osceola County this past Sunday resulted in the death of one individual and the hospitalization of another. The Florida Highway Patrol, speaking about the event, said that it occurred close to 10:20 in the evening, when an individual named Natasha Johnson Smith, a 27-year-old resident of Spring Hill, began attempting to pass drivers ahead of them on State Road 60. Read the rest »
In a tragic accident last Monday evening in Okaloosa County, former Florida state Senator Greg Evers, 62, was involved in a fatal single-car accident near his farm in Baker. Read the rest »
A Central Florida couple were injured last weekend when a barbecue grill they were transporting exploded in their rented SUV. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the couple had the grill in the back of their red Kia Sorento and were traveling near the entrance of the Central Florida Fairgrounds near Colonial Drive and Pete Parrish Boulevard. Read the rest »
Last Friday night, police in Marion County began pursuing the 26-year-old Wildwood resident Jacquard Cuyler as he sped away from the would-be captors in his Volkswagen Jetta. Although the initial reason for the police’s chase of Cuyler is not part of the official report from the Marion County deputies, the results of Cuyler’s reckless and dangerous behavior are well documented in the official report. Read the rest »
Last weekend, as 33-year-old male from Kissimmee, Florida was driving a Mack truck loaded with scrap metal was negotiating a curve on Interstate 4 near the State Road 528 exit, he somehow lost control of his truck. The truck swerved, hit the guardrail and overturned. The impact caused a nearly 7,000 pound metal pipe that the truck was carrying to fly off and tumble off the overpass, where some landed directly on the roof of a Pontiac van being driven by a 36 year old Orlando native.
An SUV carrying eight people flipped over while travelling along U.S. 192 in Osceola County late Sunday night. According to the Florida Highway Patrol’s report, the crash occurred around 11:45 p.m., close to where U.S. 192 intersects with Deer Park Road. Based on the evidence they have been able to compile, the Florida Highway Patrol stated that an unnamed 40-year-old woman was behind the wheel of a 2002 Toyota Sequoia when the treads on one of the rear tires suddenly separated.
A Friday afternoon accident on a Marion County stretch of I-75 has resulted in the death of at least one individual, the hospitalization of several others, and a traffic jam that stretched for miles. Scant information currently exists regarding the incident, and authorities will wait to release further details until all victims are identified and their next of kin informed. This being said, the Florida Highway Patrol’s spokesperson, Lt. Patrick Riodan, did issue a cursory statement regarding the crash that discusses all currently available details.
On Tuesday, a man was struck and killed by a passing car while attempting to help a family trapped in their SUV after an accident on a Volusia County stretch of Interstate 95. According to Sgt. Kim Montes, spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol, the incident occurred close to mile marker 277. A red car of unknown make was traveling northbound around 1:30 in the morning when it attempted to change lanes. In doing so, the driver of the red car either failed to calculate, or simply did not care about, the distance between it and the Toyota SUV located in the new lane.
One person was reported injured after hitting another vehicle and crashing into a community recreation center. According to local law enforcement, the accident happened in the early evening in Daytona Beach. A female driver was driving her Hyundai when she lost control, hit another vehicle and then crashed into the First Baptist Church Youth Rec Center located at 115 North Ridgewood Avenue.