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.

Legal Resources

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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
Mon, 01/25/2016 Truck Accident Van driver killed in fiery crash with semi on Interstate 275 north of Tampa, Florida
Fri, 01/15/2016 Other Type of Accident Worker Joseph E. Lammlein, 45, dies in front-end loader accident at Port of Tampa in Tampa, Florida
Sat, 01/09/2016 Car Accident Ahmed Benabidiba, 40, killed, and Sharlean Driggins, 37, injured in head-on collision at Fletcher Avenue and Kitten Drive in Tampa, Florida
Fri, 01/01/2016 Pedestrian Accident James Haislip, 39, killed in pedestrian collision at US-41 South and Palm Avenue in Tampa, Florida
Sun, 12/13/2015 Car Accident Sha-Mhya Hydiah, 19, killed; Zacarin Neal, 2, injured in texting-related crash on Courtney Campbell Causeway in Tampa, Florida
Sat, 11/21/2015 Motorcycle Accident Michael Muriel, 40, and one person killed in motorcycle wreck on N. Jones Avenue in Tampa, Florida
Sat, 11/07/2015 Car Accident Reported missing juvenile Alexander Torres, 11, dies in hit and run in Tampa, Florida
Thu, 10/08/2015 Pedestrian Accident Curtis Lee Roundtree, 56, killed in pedestrian collision with vehicle driven by April Lavern Walker at 56th Street and Society Park Boulevard in Tampa, Florida
Tue, 10/06/2015 Pedestrian Accident Alexis Miranda, 17, killed in pedestrian collision near Chamberlain High School at Busch Boulevard and North Boulevard in Tampa, Florida
Tue, 10/06/2015 Pedestrian Accident Woman struck by and seriously wounded on Hillsborough Avenue just west of Town ‘N Country Boulevard in Tampa, Florida
Thu, 09/24/2015 Drunk Driving John McGettrick, 27, arrested for DUI with infant in his car after hit-and-run crash in Tampa, Florida
Thu, 09/17/2015 Bus Accident School bus overturns in lake near Kingsmill Place and Nine Eagles Drive in Tampa, Florida; all children accounted for
Tue, 09/01/2015 Pedestrian Accident William John Thompson, 93, struck by hit-and-run driver near Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida; alleged driver Jasmine Crandall, 21, sought by police
Thu, 08/20/2015 Pedestrian Accident Pedestrian seriously injured after being struck by vehicle on east Busch Boulevard in Tampa, Florida
Sat, 08/15/2015 Car Accident Jarron A. Watkins seriously injured in hit-and-run in car driven by Jeffrey A. Guagliardo, 38, on West Platt Street in Tampa, Florida