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, 11/22/2013 Pedestrian Accident Construction worker Michael G. Pavlak, 32, hit, killed on Crosstown Expressway in Tampa, Florida
Fri, 12/27/2013 Car Accident Gloria Jean Portis killed, Kalen Darell Guest, Jordan Malik Guest injured in single car crash.
Tue, 01/28/2014 Truck Accident Tractor-trailer driven by Alexander J. Nealy rear-ends car stopped in heavy traffic, causing one fatality and two serious injuries in Hillsborough County, Florida
Sat, 02/08/2014 Car Accident 5 people killed after SUV going the wrong way on I-275 crashes into car in Hillsborough County, Florida
Sat, 02/08/2014 Motorcycle Accident Joel Baxter Cooper 24, killed when his motorcycle crashes into car after running a red light at intersection in Hillsborough County.
Tue, 02/11/2014 Truck Accident One person trapped in car in river and killed after collision involving a tractor-trailer on the I-75 bridge over the Alafia River.
Fri, 02/14/2014 Car Accident Emaleigh Rivell, 19, killed, John Rowland Harper, 21, injured, after their car leaves I-75 roadway in Hillsborough County, and crashes in the median.
Thu, 02/20/2014 Truck Accident Chase Kaleb Leveille, 25, killed after driving his car northbound on the southbound lanes of I-275 in Hillsborough County, and colliding with a truck driven by Jason D. Lullen, 47.
Wed, 03/05/2014 Car Accident Two people seriously injured after a disabled car with a flat tire was struck on I-4 near Tampa, Florida
Sun, 03/09/2014 Car Accident Deputy Paul Rogers, Sheriff's volunteer William Nelson, suspended from duty, after their car loses control on a Tampa Executive Airport runway, and damages some antennas for the Instrument Landing System.
Sun, 03/09/2014 Pedestrian Accident Pedestrian struck and killed on North Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa.
Tue, 03/11/2014 Car Accident Alejandro Claudio, 41, injured after his car collides with a hit-and-run driver at Columbus Drive and Nebraska Avenue in Tampa, Florida
Mon, 03/17/2014 Pedestrian Accident Norma Velasquez-Cabrera, 15, and Victoria Velasquez-Cabrera, 14, seriously injured after they are struck by car while crossing a street in Tampa, Florida
Mon, 03/17/2014 Car Accident Desiree R. Cruz, 31, killed, after her car strikes the elevated median, on Falkenburg Road in Tampa, and overturns.
Sun, 03/23/2014 Car Accident Jeffrey White, 33, arrested for leaving the scene, after a road-rage incident leads to him crashing his truck into a light pole near Tampa, and a YouTube viral video.