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Traffic Safety on Tampa’s Bayshore Blvd

In May 2018, a mother and toddler were tragically hit and killed by a speeding motorist along Tampa’s scenic Bayshore Boulevard. This senseless and unspeakable loss of life inspired cries for a more pedestrian-friendly roadway. These concerns were recently heard at a city council meeting where Bayshore Boulevard was discussed. The popular roadway, favored by… read more

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Pedestrian Safety Tips

Posted April 11, 2014

Pedestrian accidents occur each day throughout the United States and pose a significant risk to anyone walking on or near public streets. According to the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, an average of 460 people visit hospital emergency rooms for traffic related pedestrian injuries every day. Below are pedestrian safety tips that can… read more

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One Dead in Fatal Pedestrian Accident

Posted April 2, 2014

On Thursday, March 20th, an Orlando man who was attempting to cross Colonial Drive near John Young Parkway was struck and killed in a fatal pedestrian accident late that night. Police investigating the pedestrian fatality said the crash took place just a few minutes after midnight. A gray, four-door Toyota sedan was driving East on Colonial… read more

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Safety Concerns Raised after Middleton H.S. Student Pedestrian Accident

Posted March 26, 2014

On Tuesday, March 19th, two teenage sisters walking together to Middleton High School were struck by a fellow student driving her mom’s car. The sisters were hit as they ran across Hillsborough Avenue outside of the crosswalk. According to local news reports, Norma Velasquez-Cabrera, age 15, sustained fatal injuries. Her 14-year-old sister, Victoria, was also… read more

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Elderly Alzheimer’s Patient Hospitalized after Hit and Run Pedestrian Accident

Posted March 13, 2014

On Wednesday, March 5th, an elderly Alzheimer’s patient was rushed to an area hospital in critical condition following a hit and run accident involving an unidentified motorist near Miami. The hit and run victim was 75-year-old Paul Louis. Members of his family told police that Louis left to go the store at around 8 p.m. that evening… read more

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Man Hit by Five Vehicles in Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Brandon

Posted March 12, 2014

On Friday, February 28, a man named Ricky Polk was driving through Brandon on his way to work as he observed two women panicking on the side of the road, both of them jumping up and down and crying. Polk then felt his car strike something and he saw a figure in the rear-view mirror…. read more

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