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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

Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash involving a man who died on his 47th birthday.

Date: 
Friday, April 4, 2014
Roadway: 
U.S. 41

A crash on a Pasco County road killed one teen and injured three others.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers say Kevin Monaco, 16, was behind the wheel of a Dodge Caravan driving on Lake Forest Circle at 2:55 p.m. on Friday.

Date: 
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Type: Car Accident

An 84-year-old woman almost hit a customer when she crashed her car through the front door of a Winter Haven CVS on Wednesday afternoon.

Date: 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Roadway: 
State Route 540
Type: Car Accident
Two people were airlifted to hospitals Thursday afternoon after a school bus and a car collided on State Road 56 at Interstate 75 in Pasco County.
Date: 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Roadway: 
State Road 56
Type: Bus Accident
Topics: 
School Bus

22-year-old Tye Joshua Ballinger of Clearwater died in a high-speed single vehicle motorcycle crash Sunday.

Date: 
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Roadway: 
State Road 580
22-year-old Tye Joshua Ballinger of Clearwater died in a high-speed single vehicle motorcycle crash Sunday. The accident occurred about 1:45 a.m. Sunday in the 2900 block of State Road 580 between Landmark Drive and Countryside High School.
Date: 
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Roadway: 
State Road 580
Officials say a Hillsborough County school bus accident has occurred on Progress Blvd. in Riverview Friday afternoon. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue says the accident involved a Spoto High School bus and one other car.
Date: 
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Roadway: 
Progress Blvd.
Type: Bus Accident
Topics: 
School Bus

A Tampa woman's iPhone video captures a man tailgating her and crashing his truck after he cuts her off.

The video dubbed "instant karma" has garnered more than 800,000 hits and is making its way around the web.

Date: 
Sunday, March 23, 2014
City: 
Tampa, FL
Type: Car Accident

A 20-year-old motorcyclist dead Saturday in a two-vehicle crash at U.S. 301 and Sally Lee Drive, authorities said.

Date: 
Friday, March 21, 2014
Roadway: 
U.S. 301

A pilot was killed and two teens were injured after a small single-engine plane from Chicago crashed in the median of a six-lane street in Florida early Saturday morning.

Date: 
Friday, March 21, 2014
A Lutz man killed in a crash has been identified as the victim of a single-car crash on Interstate 75 early Friday.
Date: 
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Roadway: 
I-75
Type: Car Accident
Topics: 
Medical
A Polk County school bus accident sent 12 Crystal Lake Middle School students to the hospital Thursday morning with minor injuries. It happened around 8:10 a.m. at the intersection of South Crystal Lake Drive and US 98 in Lakeland.
Date: 
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Roadway: 
U.S. Highway 92

A woman died after a one-car crash in Tampa early Tuesday morning, according to Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

Date: 
Monday, March 17, 2014
City: 
Tampa, FL
Type: Car Accident