Complete Hillsborough County, FL accident reports and news.
Accidents in Hillsborough County are a major cause of property damage, injury, and death each year
In Hillsborough County, statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that traffic crashes remain a primary public safety issue. Car, truck, bicycle, pedestrian, and motorcycle accidents are all a common occurrence, despite improvements in vehicle safety features, road design, bicycle and pedestrian corridors, and traffic signs.
When an accident happens in Hillsborough County, it is important to do the following immediately:
- Remain at the crash scene;
- Check on the condition of all people involved in the crash;
- Call the police;
- Exchange information with other drivers;
- Get contact information from witnesses;
- Inform your insurance company;
- Get appropriate medical treatment, and track the details;
- Take photos of vehicle damage and injuries;
- Consider hiring a personal injury attorney.
An injury attorney handles all the details so that you don't have to.
After a Hillsborough County accident, there are many issues that need to be handled immediately. Dealing with doctors, repair shops, car rental companies, police, and insurance companies is overwhelming, especially when someone is seriously injured. At this point, many injured people choose to hire a personal injury attorney whose job it is to handle the details and paperwork so that you can focus on recovery.
Where to find legal assistance after you or a loved one are involved in a Hillsborough County accident
After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Hillsborough County personal injury attorney who understands the law fully, 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 Hillsborough County wrongful death lawyer will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Hillsborough County accident lawyer can do to help.
Accident Reports by city
Most recent accident reports
Hillsborough County officials were on the scene of a deadly two-car crash in Thonotosassa on U.S. Highway 301 Monday morning.
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.
It broke a power pole and split in half. The driver and a passenger died.
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.
The motorcycle rider was identified as Joel Baxter Cooper, 24, of Tampa. No injuries reported in the car.
A 76-year-old Tampa woman died Saturday from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 75.
Gloria Jean Portis was pronounced dead at the scene. She was a backseat passenger in the 1999 Pontiac Grand AM driven by 20-year-old Kalen Darell Guest of Tampa.
A 24-year-old Riverview man died early Saturday from injuries sustained in a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of US 41 and Pembroke Rd. in Hillsborough County.
Ryan L. Leguizamon was pronounced dead at the scene.