Complete Tampa, FL accident reports and news.

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Accidents in Tampa result in serious injuries and deaths each year

After a Tampa crash, injured people and their families need resources and support. Regardless of the severity of the collision, the people involved are left to deal with injuries, medical bills, property damage, and insurance claims. When a Tampa accident is fatal, families are left to struggle with their grief and loss as best they can.

Resources to help accident victims and their families after a Tampa wreck

Regardless of whether it is a car accident, pedestrian accident, motorcycle crash, bicycle collision, truck accident, or any other kind of injury accident, the following resources can be helpful for crash victims and their families and friends.

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How do you deal with an insurance claim after a Tampa accident?

Regardless of how severe an accident is, almost everyone involved has to deal with insurance companies and claims. For accidents with very minor injuries and damage, a claim can sometimes be handled by working with the insurance adjuster. For crashes involving more serious injuries, or when a fatal accident occurs, a Tampa personal injury attorney is needed to manage the insurance claim. Go here to learn more about how a Tampa accident lawyer helps accident victims.

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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. 

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Most recent accident reports

Date Type
Fri, 09/09/2016 Car Accident Jordan Luis Rodriguez, 17, dies after using cell phone, crashing into tree on Northdale Boulevard in Tampa, Florida
Wed, 04/05/2017 Car Accident Fatal crash reported on Howard Franklin Bridge on Interstate 75 in Tampa, Florida
Sun, 01/26/2020 Car Accident Two people killed and driver arrested in wrong-way collision on I-275 N. frontage road at Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Florida
Fri, 10/10/2014 Car Accident Shanika Davis, and Deputy Ladarian Rudolph in car accident on Morris Bridge Road in Tampa, FL
Mon, 09/26/2016 Car Accident Darla Bektas, 45, charged in wrong-way collision on West Linebaugh Avenue in Tampa, Florida
Fri, 07/25/2014 Car Accident Willie Boyd III, 20, and Algernon Belin Jr., 28, killed in car accident at 46th Street and Lake Avenue in Tampa on July 26.
Wed, 09/28/2016 Car Accident Good Samaritans save woman after car flips on Selmon Expressway in Tampa, Florida
Sat, 04/15/2017 Car Accident Several people injured in collision involving underage unlicensed driver Armani Santi De Jesus, 14, on Interstate 4 in Tampa, Florida
Fri, 11/17/2017 Car Accident Two people injured and alleged drunk driver Collin John Cole, 26, arrested in wrong-way crashes on Courtney Campbell Causeway in Tampa, Florida
Wed, 06/03/2020 Car Accident Four people killed in crash during police pursuit on Cypress Street in Tampa, Florida
Tue, 04/22/2014 Car Accident James Peterson, 45, killed, after his car crashes on northbound I-275 in Tampa.
Sat, 11/07/2015 Car Accident Reported missing juvenile Alexander Torres, 11, dies in hit and run in Tampa, Florida
Thu, 11/23/2017 Car Accident Justin B. Lakin, 21, Lashay D. Waiters, 24, and Yvette R. Alexandre, 21, killed in wrong-way collision on Interstate 75 in Tampa, Florida
Sat, 10/22/2016 Car Accident Jesus Emanuel Lanzo, 33, and Carlos Angler Quinones Perez, 33, killed; Anwar Daoud Askar, 54, charged in alleged DUI collision on Veterans Expressway near Tampa, Florida
Fri, 05/05/2017 Car Accident Aryelle M. Oxendine, 21, dead, and Erica Perryman, 20, Fredreanna P. Hunt, 20, and Yalean Pimental, 17, injured in 2-vehicle crash on Waters Avenue in Tampa, Florida