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Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL - Accident News and Resources including car, bicycle, motorcycle and truck accidents and much more.

Tampa and St. Petersburg - The bay cities of Florida with stunning beaches

Though they lack a world-renowned theme park like Orlando, the cities of Tampa and St. Petersburg, both situated around the Tampa Bay, use their attractive beaches and regularly warm weather to draw in tourists each year. The area is the second largest metropolitan statistical area in Florida by population.

Major highways around the bay

  • I-75, runs north-south along the east side of the bay and passes along the east side of Tampa.
  • I-4, which goes from the heart of Tampa eastward towards Lakeland and Orlando.
  • I-275, cuts through the center of Tampa, crosses Old Tampa Bay, and passes through St. Petersburg.

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Where to find legal assistance after you or a loved one are involved in a Tampa Bay-area accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from an experienced Tampa personal injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Tampa wrongful death attorney will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Tampa accident lawyer can do to help.

Rank: 
13
Percent of U.S: 
2
State: 
Florida

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Tampa Bay may test futuristic "smart road" system

In the coming months, downtown Tampa may be host to testing a system of "smart roads." Smart roads have technology to speak to cars using "connected vehicle technology," which can let a vehicle know that a car up ahead is losing control, or warn a driver about a pedestrian crossing the street or an oncoming wrong-way driver. If the program is approved, smart roads capable of turning lights red and green to dynamically control traffic flow will be rolled out in the Channel District. 

Most recent accident reports

Tampa Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident involving a pedestrian early Monday morning on North Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa.

Date: 
Sunday, March 9, 2014
City: 
Tampa, FL

A deputy pilot with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office has been suspended and an investigation is underway after a speeding Camaro barreled down a runway and crashed into airport antennas

Date: 
Sunday, March 9, 2014
City: 
Tampa, FL
Type: Car Accident
The husband of a St. Petersburg woman who was killed Monday morning after driving into a retention pond near her home, says his wife called him shortly before she died and told him she was cut off by another driver.

A plane became entangled in the strings of a skydiver's parachute, sending both crashing into the ground near Tampa, Fla., with both the pilot and jumper hospitalized with minor injuries.

Date: 
Friday, March 7, 2014

An 18-year-old Bradenton man died Saturday afternoon from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash on Cortez Rd.

The incident occurred at 4:20 p.m. at the intersection of 106th St. Hugo Arellano was pronounced dead at the scene.

Date: 
Friday, March 7, 2014
Roadway: 
Cortez Road

A Sarasota County man has been accused of beating a man and striking a deputy with his car before crashing into trees all while under the influence on Siesta Key last week.

Date: 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Roadway: 
Unknown
Type: Car Accident

Polk County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a three-vehicle traffic crash involving a semi-tractor-trailer, a pickup truck and a private ambulance that killed a Lakeland man on Thursday.

Date: 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Roadway: 
U.S. 98
Tampa Fire Rescue officials say two people were hurt in a two-car crash on Interstate 4 Thursday night.
Date: 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Roadway: 
I-4
City: 
Tampa, FL
Date: 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Date: 
Monday, March 3, 2014
Roadway: 
Cortez Bridge
Type: Car Accident
Investigators with the St. Petersburg Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the driver of a vehicle that fled a fatal hit-and-run crash early Sunday morning.
Date: 
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Tarpon Springs Police have identified two people killed in a crash Saturday on U.S. 19. Dive teams members with the Tarpon Springs PD found one vehicle in this retention pond.
A 50-year-old Apollo Beach man died Saturday night from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash in Spring Hill. Randall Edward Brougher was pronounced dead at the scene just after 8 p.m.
Date: 
Friday, February 28, 2014
Roadway: 
California St.

A 76-year-old Venice woman died Saturday afternoon from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash on Tamiami Trail in Nokomis.

Date: 
Friday, February 21, 2014
Roadway: 
Tamiami Trail
Type: Car Accident