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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.

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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 41-year-old New Port Richey man died Friday night from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash in Pasco County.

Date: 
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Type: Car Accident
A horrific, fiery crash took the lives of two St. Petersburg mothers and left their aunt fighting for her life.
Date: 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Roadway: 
16th St. South
Type: Car Accident

A Central Florida man waiting to be sentenced on charges stemming from a fatal hit-and-run crash died in another crash over the weekend.

Date: 
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Roadway: 
Interstate 4
Type: Car Accident
A 59-year-old Bay area man was killed Saturday night when he was struck by a vehicle while crossing Central Ave. in St. Petersburg.
Date: 
Friday, June 6, 2014
Roadway: 
Central Ave.

A pedestrian was killed early Wednesday morning in Clearwater while crossing Gulf to Bay Boulevard. It is the second deadly crash in the last two weeks in which a pedestrian was killed on the busy road.

Date: 
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Police are looking for the driver who slammed into another car, leaving an 81-year-old man dead. The driver then took off. It happened just around 9 p.m. Wednesday at 15th Avenue South and 25th Street in St. Petersburg.
Date: 
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Type: Car Accident
Fitzgerald hit Butler first when she was pushing a shopping cart across a street, which pushed her to the center lane where she was hit yet again by a different car.
Date: 
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Roadway: 
66th St. North

A 31-year-old Bradenton man died Saturday afternoon from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of 75th St. West and 29th Ave. West.

Brian Casey was pronounced dead at the scene just before 6 p.m.

Date: 
Friday, May 30, 2014
A man has died after a wrong way driver in Sarasota, Florida plowed into a taxi filled with passengers from Acushnet. James Elias, 51–year-old, was one of four passengers in the taxi.
Date: 
Monday, May 26, 2014
Roadway: 
Main Street
A woman from Wauchula has died in an accident on Interstate 75 in Alachua County. According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, Linda Myrick, 63, and McArthur Myrick, 69, were traveling northbound on I-75, just past the 406 mile marker.
Date: 
Monday, May 26, 2014
Roadway: 
Interstate 75

A 29-year-old Wimauma man died Saturday from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash in Manatee County.

Date: 
Friday, May 23, 2014
Roadway: 
County Road 39
Type: Car Accident
Hours after a hit-and-run accident Thursday morning left a 13-year-old bicylist with serious injuries, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper asked the man identified as the driver who left the scene to turn himself in.
Date: 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A retired Clearwater Police Officer who was working as a crossing guard, was killed Tuesday morning in a hit and run crash at a busy Clearwater intersection.

Date: 
Monday, May 19, 2014

Two men were injured Saturday night when a driver lost control of his pick-up truck on Lake Mabel Loop Rd. in Dundee.

Date: 
Friday, May 16, 2014
City: 
Dundee, FL
Type: Car Accident

A 52-year-old Bradenton woman died Saturday from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash near Haines City.

Date: 
Friday, May 16, 2014
Roadway: 
US 192
Type: Car Accident