Motorcyclist hit by car in Wellington, Florida
A motorcyclist was hurt Friday morning in a crash near the intersection of Forest Hill and Southern boulevards.
The wreck occurred at 10:55 a.m., according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.
When emergency crews arrived, they found the motorcyclist had been struck by a vehicle and was lying in the road.
The man, whose name has not been released, was transported to Delray Medical Center by Trauma Hawk for treatment.
More reports from our archive:
A motorist crashed into a hotel in Kenosha on Saturday morning. Authorities reported the crash occured at the Country Inn and Suites near 122nd Avenue and 71st Street. Investigators said the driver fell asleep at the wheel. Two people were inside the hotel room that was struck by the car. Kenosha Fire Department Battalion Chief Wesley Bernhardt said two people were inside the hotel room that was struck by the car. "The car hit square into the wall," Bernhardt said. "You can imagine a hotel room and the width of a car.
The truck was stolen near 1033 S. Longmore, where the suspect jumped inside and drove off. However the man didn't get very far before crashing the vehicle into a light pole. He was hospitalized with injuries that were deemed non-life-threatening. His identity has not yet been released.
A bank robbery that ended with the suspect escaping on a bicycle led to a carjacking, a collision with police and a fatal officer-involved shooting Tuesday morning in a swath of the southeast Valley that encompassed Gilbert, Mesa and unincorporated areas.
The suspect, who police could only identify as a man in his 50s or 60s, was shot and killed in an apartment complex parking lot near Crismon and Broadway roads after he turned and showed a Gilbert police officer a gun, according to a Gilbert police spokesman.
Mesa police said a man accused of driving under the influence tried to plow his vehicle into an officer during an hour-long chase in which he blew through several traffic signals and drove into oncoming traffic, officials said.
Lonnie R. Litzner, 42, of Gilbert, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of aggravated DUI, aggravated assault on law enforcement, endangerment, and leaving the scene of an accident, according to police records filed in San Tan Justice Court.
The cyclist, a 39-year-old from Santa Cruz, was riding east on the bridge on the westbound side of Soquel Avenue, against the flow of traffic, and the pickup was traveling east when the collision occurred. Witnesses said the pickup driver accelerated, causing the tires to squeal and drove on the wrong side of the road in order to hit the man on the bicycle. The cyclist was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Jeremy Anecito was arrested on suspicion of attempted homicide.
Kenneth Jerger died instantly in the crash on University at 67th Street, according to MCSO. A passenger in his vehicle was hurt. Three people in the moving truck also suffered minor injuries. Sheriff's deputies said they found drug paraphernalia in Jerger's SUV, and that they believe drug use might have played a role.
A 7-year-old Mesa girl was hospitalized with severe head injuries after the all-terrain vehicle she was driving crashed into a block wall Sunday afternoon.
Mesa police said the crash happened about 3:40 p.m. in the area of Broadway Road and Longmore.
The girl was not wearing a helmet while on the ATV, which was built for a child, said a Mesa Fire Department spokesman said.
Officials said the girl was being taught by her father to ride the ATV.
The girl was taken to Maricopa Medical Center for treatment and reported in stable condition, according to police.