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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

A 29-year-old Plant City man died early Saturday morning from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 4 in Hillsborough County.

Date: 
Friday, February 7, 2014
Roadway: 
I-4

A Lakeland Police Officer was injured in a car accident Sunday night at the intersection of Massachusetts and Plum Street in Lakeland.

Date: 
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Type: Car Accident
Three people are dead and five others have been hospitalized after a woman backed her car into a group of pedestrians outside a Florida clubhouse.
Date: 
Saturday, February 1, 2014
A deadly accident shut down the southbound lanes on Interstate 75 near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Hillsborough County late Tuesday evening. The roadway was closed early Wednesday morning for a clean up. It reopened around 6 a.m.
Date: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Roadway: 
I-75
City: 
Tampa, FL
A Hillsborough county woman is in serious condition after being struck by a vehicle in a hit and run traffic crash at 14603 Sydney Road in Dover Friday morning.
Date: 
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Roadway: 
Sydney Road
City: 
Dover, FL

A 12-year-old girl was hospitalized Thursday afternoon after a car hit her near Seminole High School.

Date: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Roadway: 
131st Street

Two pedestrians are dead and two others injured after they were struck by a car in south Florida.

The crash happened Saturday at about 8 a.m. in Sebring, about 80 miles south of Orlando.

Date: 
Friday, January 3, 2014
Roadway: 
Unknown
The Florida Highway Patrol has arrested a Zephyr Hills man and three of his family members in connection with a head-on hit-and-run crash that sent a Pasco County Sheriff's Office deputy to the hospital.
Date: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Roadway: 
State Road 54

A 76-year-old Tampa woman died Saturday from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 75.

Date: 
Friday, December 27, 2013
Roadway: 
I-75
City: 
Tampa, FL
Type: Car Accident
A 20-year-old Bay area man was seriously injured Saturday morning when he was hit by a vehicle while walking along Bee Ridge Rd. in Sarasota. David Adam Cornell was transported to Sarasota Memorial Hospital where he is listed in serious condition.
Date: 
Friday, December 27, 2013
Roadway: 
Bee Ridge Rd
Investigators with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office are gathering information in a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred late Friday in Seffner.
Date: 
Thursday, December 26, 2013
A grandson of retired Florida State University football coach Bobby Bowden was among two young men killed Thursday in a traffic crash in Polk County, the Sheriff's Office said.
Date: 
Wednesday, December 25, 2013

A lawyer from Kansas is dead after the water scooter he was operating collided with a motorboat in southwest Florida.

The crash happened Sunday afternoon in Charlotte County.

Date: 
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Roadway: 
Unknown

Two people were killed early Sunday in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 98 North in Lakeland.

The incident occurred at approximately 3:15 a.m. on a two-lane stretch between Rockridge and Socrum Loop roads.

Date: 
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Type: Car Accident

A 24-year-old Riverview man died early Saturday from injuries sustained in a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of US 41 and Pembroke Rd. in Hillsborough County.

Ryan L. Leguizamon was pronounced dead at the scene.

Date: 
Friday, December 20, 2013