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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

Officials say a Hillsborough County school bus accident has occurred on Progress Blvd. in Riverview Friday afternoon. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue says the accident involved a Spoto High School bus and one other car.
Date: 
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Roadway: 
Progress Blvd.
Type: Bus Accident
Topics: 
School Bus

A Tampa woman's iPhone video captures a man tailgating her and crashing his truck after he cuts her off.

The video dubbed "instant karma" has garnered more than 800,000 hits and is making its way around the web.

Date: 
Sunday, March 23, 2014
City: 
Tampa, FL
Type: Car Accident

A 20-year-old motorcyclist dead Saturday in a two-vehicle crash at U.S. 301 and Sally Lee Drive, authorities said.

Date: 
Friday, March 21, 2014
Roadway: 
U.S. 301

A pilot was killed and two teens were injured after a small single-engine plane from Chicago crashed in the median of a six-lane street in Florida early Saturday morning.

Date: 
Friday, March 21, 2014
A Lutz man killed in a crash has been identified as the victim of a single-car crash on Interstate 75 early Friday.
Date: 
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Roadway: 
I-75
Type: Car Accident
Topics: 
Medical
A Polk County school bus accident sent 12 Crystal Lake Middle School students to the hospital Thursday morning with minor injuries. It happened around 8:10 a.m. at the intersection of South Crystal Lake Drive and US 98 in Lakeland.
Date: 
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Roadway: 
U.S. Highway 92

A woman died after a one-car crash in Tampa early Tuesday morning, according to Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.

Date: 
Monday, March 17, 2014
City: 
Tampa, FL
Type: Car Accident
A driver ran a red light at Columbus Drive and Nebraska Avenue intersection in Tampa and hit a school security officer's car, Tampa Police officers said. The driver didn't stop after the crash.
Date: 
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
City: 
Tampa, FL

Two adults and their 5-year-old child are dead, and their three other children were taken to hospitals after a major accident in Polk City early Tuesday morning, according to Polk County Sheriff's Office.

Date: 
Monday, March 10, 2014
Roadway: 
State Road 33

Tampa Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident involving a pedestrian early Monday morning on North Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa.

Date: 
Sunday, March 9, 2014
City: 
Tampa, FL