Recently we reported on the devastating collision in Orlando that resulted in the death of a ten-year-old child on their way home from school. That accident remains under investigation, and authorities have yet to identify the driver of the semi-truck believed to be responsible for the crash. Today, we are reporting on another accident that happened this past week in Orlando that is similar to the one involving the ten-year-old child.
It was close to 5:00 in the evening on Thursday, April 25th, when police within New Smyrna Beach began to receive reports of a suspected shoplifting incident at a Bealls outlet store. Several officers responded to the report, which indicated that the suspect had already fled the store and was driving away from the area. When the officers reached the area, they found that the suspect was no longer at the shopping center, but it took a seemingly short amount of time for an officer with the New Smyrna Beach Police Department to locate the suspect as they were traveling down the 3100 block of State Road 44.
Officers working within Fernandina Beach are currently searching for an individual believed to be driving a light-colored Jeep Wrangler with a black canvas top that is responsible for an unusual hit-and-run that took place during the afternoon of Friday, April 26th. At this time (close to 4:30pm) an unnamed individual was sunbathing at Peters Point Park beach. This beach, which is located off of South Fletcher Avenue, stands in a part of Amelia Island which is unincorporated. Because of its location, it is a popular spot for locals to go and relax in the sand and the sun, which is exactly what the sunbather was doing.
Police working within the city of Tavares are currently investigating a collision that happened between a box truck and a city bus that resulted in a five-vehicle pileup on Thursday, April 11th. According to reports from the Tavares Police Department, the incident happened sometime in the afternoon, when people were beginning to make their way back from work to their homes.
Reports are just beginning to emerge from the Melbourne Police Department regarding a bicycle accident which took place within that city early on the morning of Friday, April 5th. According to these early reports, the incident in question involves a bicycle and at least one car, although the full details on what happened and how many total vehicles were involved are still not publicly available.
Police with the Leesburg Police Department are continuing to investigate a fatal pedestrian accident that happened along Pine Street on the night of Friday, March 22nd, that resulted in the death of one elderly person and the injury of another. According to the initial reports from the Leesburg Police Department, the incident began when a 60-year-old woman began crossing Pine Street close to its intersection with Knott Street. It is not clear from the reports whether or not the woman was crossing at a crosswalk or other pedestrian zone, and, if so, whether or not she had the right of way. What is clear though is that as she was walking across the road, she was struck by a 2006 Honda Sedan.
This past weekend saw the convergence of three events that habitually take place around this time of year and always lead to a sharp increase in the number of drunk driving accidents and injuries. These events are, of course, the beginning of Spring Break, the end of Bike Week, and St. Patrick’s Day. In order to hopefully cut down on the number of crashes and deaths that the mixture of celebrations can often induce, 12 different law enforcement groups throughout the Central Florida area teamed up to create what they identified as a Saturation Patrol.
A terrible collision that took place close to Tampa in Hillsborough County resulted in massive lane closures and the death of an individual from Thonotosassa. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the fatal motorcycle accident took place along U.S. 92 and involved a 36-year-old Thonotosassa resident as well as a 2005 Chevrolet. The identity of the Chevrolet’s driver was not included in the report.
Towards the end of February, a tragic auto accident occurred after an individual who had stopped in order to assist another motorist along I-75 in Hillsborough County was struck and killed by a car traveling along this same road. According to reports from the Florida Highway Patrol, the incident took place sometime during the morning of Sunday, February 24th, and involved at least three cars.
Reports are beginning to emerge regarding a fatal single-car crash that happened within the city of Apopka on Wednesday, March 6th. While it is not believed that more than one vehicle was involved, it does appear that at least one person was killed and another badly injured after the car they were in crashed and erupted into flames.
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