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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

A 67-year-old Port Richey man died Friday from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash in Pasco County.

Robert T. Sigmon was pronounced dead at the scene just before 5 p.m.

Date: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014

A fatal accident shut down northbound I-275 at Sligh early Wednesday morning.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers said it was a single-car accident. It happened near the ramp.

Date: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Roadway: 
I-275
City: 
Tampa, FL
Type: Car Accident
Two St. Pete women are accused in a violent road rage attack against another woman. St. Petersburg Police say it happened around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday.
Date: 
Monday, April 21, 2014
Roadway: 
34th Street
Type: Car Accident

A Sarasota woman who was killed over the weekend when a speeding car crashed into her home, had complained to the city about the intersection near her home before.

Date: 
Friday, April 18, 2014
Roadway: 
Unknown
Type: Car Accident

Polk County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal crash on Highway 60 East, between 630 East and Grape Hammock Road, in Lake Wales.

Date: 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Roadway: 
Highway 60 East

A woman involved in a fatal motorcycle accident this weekend is in jail Monday morning, according to the Clearwater police report. She admitted she had been drinking alcohol before the crash.

Date: 
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Date: 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Roadway: 
Belcher Road
A school bus and two cars were involved in an accident, leaving one dead, in Dade City Wednesday afternoon. The three-vehicle accident occurred near the intersection of US 301 and Morningside Drive, Dade City Police say.
Date: 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Type: Bus Accident
Topics: 
School Bus
The Hernando County Sheriff's Office says a woman was killed after being thrown from a four-wheeler she was driving on Sunday.
Date: 
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Roadway: 
Whitehurst Pond

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