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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.

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13
Percent of U.S: 
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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

Date: 
Thursday, February 20, 2014
City: 
Largo, FL
Date: 
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Roadway: 
I-275
City: 
Tampa, FL

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue teams responded to a car accident Thursday in which a dump truck carrying dirt rolled on top of a vehicle.

The accident happened at CR 39 and Highway 672

Date: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
City: 
Lithia, FL
Date: 
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Roadway: 
I-4
Type: Car Accident

A 19-year-old woman died Saturday from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 75 in Hillsborough County.

The incident occurred at approximately 1 p.m. in the northbound lanes just south of the State Road 60 exit.

Date: 
Friday, February 14, 2014
Roadway: 
I-75
City: 
Tampa, FL
Type: Car Accident
An unidentified motor scooter driver died Saturday night from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash in Sarasota County.
Investigators with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office were at the scene of a fatal pedestrian crash Saturday night.
Date: 
Friday, February 14, 2014
Roadway: 
Alturas Rd.
The Florida Highway Patrol has reopened all lanes of Interstate 75 at Gibsonton Drive following a fatal accident involving a car and an ABC Liquor semi truck.

Hillsborough County officials were on the scene of a deadly two-car crash in Thonotosassa on U.S. Highway 301 Monday morning.

Date: 
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Type: Car Accident

Two people are dead after a crash on Bloomingdale Avenue in the Brandon area.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's office says a vehicle was going east on Bloomingdale when it went off road.

Date: 
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Type: Car Accident

A motorcycle rider was killed when he ran a red light and slammed into a car on Dale Mabry Highway at Fletcher Avenue, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Date: 
Saturday, February 8, 2014
City: 
Tampa, FL
A multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 275 in Hillsborough County claimed five lives early Sunday morning. The incident occurred just after 2 a.m. and closed the northbound lanes of the roadway for over five hours.
Date: 
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Roadway: 
I-275
City: 
Tampa, FL

A seven-year-old Pompano Beach boy died Saturday from injuries sustained in a crash during a motorcycle/all-terrain vehicle race in Myakka City.

Date: 
Friday, February 7, 2014
Roadway: 
Clay Gully Rd.

A 29-year-old Plant City man died early Saturday morning from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 4 in Hillsborough County.

Date: 
Friday, February 7, 2014
Roadway: 
I-4