Jacksonville, FL - Pedestrian Suffers Serious Injuries After Crash at Youngerman Circle

The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department was called to the scene of a pedestrian incident on Saturday, December 29th. Around 7:20 pm, crews responded to Youngerman Circle and Blanding Boulevard. Once on scene, they located a pedestrian suffering from serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle. The pedestrian was rushed to a nearby hospital but there is no update on their condition and they have not been identified at this time. Police have released few other details, including the identity of the driver or whether they remained at the scene after the accident. The southbound lanes of Blanding Boulevard were closed while the crash investigation remained ongoing. Read More

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Clearwater, FL - Two Hurt in Jet Ski Collision Near Island Estates

A collision between two jet skis left two people with serious injuries on Sunday, December 30th. The accident happened near the Island Estates close to the Clearwater Memorial Bridge. The Clearwater Police Department was called to the scene in reference to the collision. One of the riders was airlifted from the water to a local hospital and the other was taken by ambulance. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Marine Unit is also conducting an investigation into the crash. There is no word on the identity of those involved or how the crash occurred at this time. Read More

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Bradford County, FL - Seth Howard Killed in Head-On Crash

A 24-year-old man from Gainesville was killed in a head-on crash on Saturday, December 29th. Authorities report that Seth Howard was traveling northbound on State Road 231 just before midnight. For unknown reasons, Howard crossed over the center line and struck a Toyota Camry head-on. Howard was killed in the crash. The driver of the Camry was identified as Antonio Flaherty. Flaherty sustained serious injuries in the crash. His passenger, Neymar Flaherty, was also seriously hurt. Both men were transported to UF Health Shands for further treatment. There is no update on their conditions or extent of the injuries. Read More

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Pinellas County, FL - Robert Lee Fournier Dies in Alcohol-Related Crash on Starkey Road

A man is dead following a two-car crash on Starkey Road. The crash happened on Sunday, December 30th, near Magnolia Drive. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that a truck was traveling northbound on Starkey Road when a white car attempted to turn left onto Magnolia Drive. The car and the truck collided with one another. The driver of the car, Robert Lee Fournier, suffered critical injuries and died in the crash. The driver of the truck sustained life-threatening injuries. It was later determined that both the truck's driver and passenger were under the influence of alcohol when the crash took place. The passenger also sustained serious injuries in the collision. Read More

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Jacksonville, FL - One Injured in Hit-and-Run Sunday Morning

A hit-and-run took place in Jacksonville on Sunday, December 30th and police are now searching for a suspect. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Brian Hodges, Jr. was traveling westbound on J. Turner Butler Boulevard when his vehicle collided with a brown Ford F-150. The F-150 merged into Hodges' lane and caused the crash. Hodges then lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a concrete barrier, causing the car to overturn. Hodges sustained injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening. Read More

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Miami Gardens, FL - Officer Hospitalized After Being Rear-Ended by Drunk Driver

An officer with the Miami Gardens Police Department was sent to the hospital after his patrol vehicle was rear-ended by a suspected drunk driver. The incident took place on Saturday, December 29th at approximately 3:30 am. Officer Victor Velez was traveling westbound on the Palmetto Expressway when he was struck from behind by another vehicle. According to reports, the driver was speeding and was impaired by alcohol at the time of the crash. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene on foot following the crash. He was later apprehended and arrested. Read More

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Hillsborough County, FL - Jerry Walker Dies in Crash on State Road 574

A 73-year-old Tampa resident was killed in a crash along State Road 574 on Friday, December 28th. Police say that Jerry Walker was driving a 2011 Kia Sorrento eastbound when he attempted to make a left turn at Garden Lane. As he made the turn, he was struck by a 2013 BMW 3 traveling westbound. Walker was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision. His car left the roadway and struck a traffic control box. Walker was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the crash scene. The other driver, 25-year-old Daniel Olufemi Abrahams, sustained minor injuries in the crash but was not taken to the hospital. Read More

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Palm Beach County, FL - Dirt Bike Rider Killed in Crash on Melaleuca Lane

A dirt bike rider was pronounced dead from his injuries following a crash near Palm Springs on Friday, December 28th. Police say that 23-year-old Juan S. Salazar was riding eastbound on Melaleuca Lane on a Suzuki dirt bike. The dirt bike was not equipped with lights or mirrors and was not considered street-legal, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. As Salazar was proceeding eastbound, a Jeep was turning westbound in front of him. Salazar's bike collided with the rear end of the Jeep, causing Salazar to be ejected and thrown onto the Jeep. Salazar was taken to St. Mary's Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. Read More

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Sarasota, FL - Two Minors Injured in Crash on Fruitville Road

A crash in Sarasota left two minors with injuries. The crash happened on Saturday, December 29th along Fruitville Road, near Interstate 75 and Sarasota Military Academy Middle School. According to reports from the Florida Highway Patrol, two vehicles were involved in the accident. The two vehicles were seen in the grass with tire impressions in the dirt in the aftermath of the accident. Both minors were transported to the hospital following the crash. There is no word on their condition at this time but it is not believed that the injuries are life-threatening. Police have not said how the accident took place. Read More

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Jacksonville, FL - Motorcyclist Hospitalized After Crash on Soutel Drive

A crash involving a motorcycle and a truck sent two men to the hospital, one with life-threatening injuries. The accident happened on Soutel Drive in Jacksonville on Friday, December 28th. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded to the accident scene near Sibbald Road and Clyde Drive. Police have not released details on exactly how the crash occurred. After the collision, an ambulance rushed the motorcyclist to a nearby hospital with critical, life-threatening injuries. The truck driver was also sent to the hospital but with non-life-threatening injuries. Officers have not identified either driver involved. Read More

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