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Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL - Accident News and Resources including car, bicycle, motorcycle and truck accidents and much more.

Tampa and St. Petersburg - The bay cities of Florida with stunning beaches

Though they lack a world-renowned theme park like Orlando, the cities of Tampa and St. Petersburg, both situated around the Tampa Bay, use their attractive beaches and regularly warm weather to draw in tourists each year. The area is the second largest metropolitan statistical area in Florida by population.

Major highways around the bay

  • I-75, runs north-south along the east side of the bay and passes along the east side of Tampa.
  • I-4, which goes from the heart of Tampa eastward towards Lakeland and Orlando.
  • I-275, cuts through the center of Tampa, crosses Old Tampa Bay, and passes through St. Petersburg.

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Where to find legal assistance after you or a loved one are involved in a Tampa Bay-area accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from an experienced Tampa personal injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, 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 Tampa wrongful death attorney will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Tampa accident lawyer can do to help.

Rank: 
13
Percent of U.S: 
2
State: 
Florida

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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. 

Most recent accident reports

Date: 
Monday, October 27, 2014
Roadway: 
Highway 41
Type: Car Accident
The accident happened just after 3 am near the intersection of Bilgore Grove Blvd. Stephen Segura was pronounced dead at the scene.
Date: 
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Roadway: 
US 19
At about 8:20 p.m, Samantha Michelle Adamczyk-Fortner was walking across 34th Street N (U.S. 19) in the 1200 block when she was hit in the southbound center lane by a speeding 1997 four-door Oldsmobile.
Date: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Roadway: 
34th Street N
A total of 10 people were seriously injured in a car accident involving a U-Haul and a sports utility vehicle on Friday night in Gibsonton. According to authorities, the crash occurred at Symmes Rd and U.S. 41 S.
Date: 
Friday, October 24, 2014
At 12:21am, Devin Chester died from severe internal injuries that he sustained in a high-speed dirtbike crash at Sunshine Motocross Track, while on his way to the hospital. 
One pedestrian has died following a fatal crash on southbound Interstate 75 at Gibsonton Drive Friday morning, October 24, 2014 in Hillsborough County, Florida. 
Date: 
Friday, October 24, 2014
Roadway: 
Interstate 75
Dawn Marie Fattarusso, 40, of Clearwater was killed, and Rosemary Stone, 55, of Pinellas Park was injured, in an accident&
Date: 
Saturday, October 18, 2014
At approximately 1 AM, Jason Eric Itro was driving a 2006 Honda west on 83rd Avenue NE. He failed to negotiate the curve in the 400 block and drove over the south curb and off the roadway.
Date: 
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Roadway: 
83rd Ave NE
After accidentally departing the roadway, Bond overcorrected, which caused her car to spin and strike a utility pole. Bond was declared dead at the scene.
Date: 
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Roadway: 
Cortez Road
A 16-year-old driver hit a crossing guard in Lakeland, Florida early Wednesday morning, October 15 while she was in the crosswalk. The woman was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center in critical condition.
Jose Antonio Baez Gutierrez was hit by a pickup truck Wednesday night. The truck was driven by Michael D.
Date: 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
City: 
Tampa, FL

A Spring Hill man, Gary Alan Hetman, 49, died Wednesday morning following a hit-and-run accident in Holiday, Florida.

Date: 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Roadway: 
U.S. 19