Florida Highway Patrol
A 19 year old man dies earlier this week following a motorcycle accident that happened just south of Stuart, Florida. According to the local Sheriff’s department, the man was riding his motorcycle at approximately 100 mph southbound on South Kanner Highway when he hit a car turning left onto South River Drive. The crash occurred in the afternoon.
After a serious car accident on I-95 the night of Friday, November 20th, 2015, a middle-aged Boca Raton woman was killed. The victim, 44-year-old Hanna Tichy, was headed southbound on I-95 through Deerfield Beach in her 2005 Kia Sorento when she apparently swerved to the right and managed to flip the vehicle two times. According to reports, Tichy lost control of her car around 10:30 p.m. just south of the Hilsboro Boulevard exit.
An Orlando man was struck and killed recently in a collision between his motorcycle and a van in east Orange County. Florida Highway Patrol troopers reported that the accident occurred on Colonial Drive near Forsyth Road around 3 a.m. one recent morning. They say that the 25-year-old victim was traveling west on Colonial Drive when his motorcycle was struck on the side by a van driven by a 26-year-old man, also from Orlando.
Accident investigators with the Florida Highway Patrol say that a motorcyclist was killed on Interstate 4 recently when his bike was struck from behind by a passenger vehicle. Troopers say that the victim, a 34-year-old St. Petersburg man, was traveling westbound on I-4 near mile marker 73 in Orlando when a vehicle driven by a 23-year-old Orlando man came from behind him in the outside lane and struck the back of his motorcycle without slowing down. They say that the rider was struck from behind by the right fender of the car.
Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) troopers are asking for information in connection with a hit-and-run pedestrian accident in Orange County that killed two elderly women. Troopers are asking anyone who may have witnessed the accident or has any information about it to contact them at 407-737-2213 as soon as possible. FHP spokesperson Sgt. Kim Montes says that the law enforcement community is looking for a white Honda with a spoiler on the back and halogen or blue-tinted headlights in connection with the accident.
Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) troopers are looking for the driver of a white sports utility vehicle that witnesses say struck and killed a bicyclist after 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 29. The victim was a 55-year-old Orlando man who was riding his bike near the intersection of State Road 50 and Forsyth Road when he was fatally injured. According to the FHP accident report, the victim was riding his bike north on Forsyth Road where it intersects with SR-50 as the white SUV and a 2007 Hyundai driven by a 34-year-old Orlando man waited at a red light. Troopers report that, when the light turned green, the two cars entered the intersection and the victim rode into their path.
A recent article published in the Orlando Sentinel shed some light on a distressingly common problem in Central Florida in general and Orlando in particular: the types of injuries that victims often suffer in pedestrian accidents. The writer interviewed Dr. John Promes, who is the medical director of the trauma unit at Orlando Health’s ORMC. Dr. Promes said that victims injured in Orlando pedestrian accidents "are one of our top three types of injuries that we see," along with people injured in auto accidents and slip and fall accidents.
A pileup accident occurred on Florida’s I-75 along the Gulf Coast on Friday. Police say that dozens of vehicles were involved, and it has been reported that 52 people were hurt. According to Lt. Chris Miller with the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the accident occurred at about 3:30 p.m. and involved at least 46 vehicles that were traveling southbound on I-75 on the Manatee/Sarasota county line. The pileup resulted in over 20 accident victims being taken to area hospitals. Three of them were in critical condition. The FHP also said that none of the injuries was considered to be life-threatening. "Quite a few had minor injuries that didn’t require transport," Lt. Miller said. He added that weather was a contributing factor as the accident occurred at about the time that an afternoon thunderstorm struck the area.
An Orlando man was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer recently in yet another Central Florida pedestrian accident. The accident occurred around 10:15 a.m. one recent morning on Interstate 4 near Polk Parkway. Florida Highway Patrol troopers say that the 26-year-old victim was standing in the eastbound lanes of I-4 when the 48-year-old driver of the semi saw him and tried to avoid striking the man. After being stuck by the semi, the man was thrown into the next lane, where he was struck by a Ford Fusion and a Ford Focus that were unable to avoid striking the victim. He was pronounced dead from his injuries at the accident scene. Troopers are still investigating the accident but say that charges are pending against the driver of the tractor-trailer.
A recent motorcycle accident in Brooksville has claimed the life of a Largo woman and seriously injured a Clearwater man, according to Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) accident investigators. They say that the 72-year-old victim, who was a passenger on the motorcycle and the 75-year-old male owner were going southbound on Highway 41 when their BMW motorcycle was struck by a Lincoln Towncar driven by an 88-year-old Istachatta man. The accident occurred around 5:30. p.m. near the intersection of Highway 41 and Lake Lindsay Road.