16 Year Old Wrong way driver kills one in Citrus County

TAMPA (WFLA) — A man from Pinellas Park died early New Year’s Day after getting out of a moving vehicle on I-275 in Hillsborough County, according to highway patrol.

Troopers said the 25-year-old man left his car for an unknown reason as it drove at highway speeds. He fell on the road and was hit multiple times by an unknown number of vehicles.

None of the vehicles stopped after hitting him, the FHP said. The victim died from his injuries at the scene.

Troopers said the car’s driver, 38-year-old Toshia Lizette Caldwell of Port Richey, was arrested for driving under the influence.

A Man left a moving vehicle on the I-275

TAMPA (WFLA) — A man from Pinellas Park died early New Year’s Day after getting out of a moving vehicle on I-275 in Hillsborough County, according to highway patrol.

Troopers said the 25-year-old man left his car for an unknown reason as it drove at highway speeds. He fell on the road and was hit multiple times by an unknown number of vehicles.

None of the vehicles stopped after hitting him, the FHP said. The victim died from his injuries at the scene.

Troopers said the car’s driver, 38-year-old Toshia Lizette Caldwell of Port Richey, was arrested for driving under the influence.

Plant High School student killed

TAMPA, Fla. – Hundreds of people have gathered at the Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church Sunday for a prayer vigil after two Plant High college students have been involved in a lethal crash.

A 17-year-old boy used to be killed in the crash and the 15-year-old girl whom was with him has been taken to the emergency room with extreme injuries.

The crash took place Friday on the corner of West Bay to Bay Boulevard and South Lois Avenue. On Monday morning, the Tampa Police Department stated the driver of the motorcyclist, the 17-year-old pupil from Plant High, was speeding whilst heading east on Bay to Bay Boulevard.

Meanwhile, the driver of a Kia Sorento was heading north from the stop sign on Lois Avenue to pass Bay to Bay Boulevard. Police stated the driver did not see the motorcycle, which crashed into the side of the Kia.

friends and family of the victims say the girl who is in critical condition

“She’s just an absolute light and a joy in this world,” said Elizabeth McCree, a friend of Taylor’s from church. “I met her in this church and ever since I met her she’s just been one of the closest people in my life”.

During the prayer vigil SAturday night, spiritual leaders lead prayers,  candle lighting, and people wrote special notes to the victims and their families.

“To lose any person in this community is a tragic thing, so young, to hear that Taylor was in such serious condition was difficult, it just felt surreal,” said Kenny Hubbell, the chaplain for youth and their families at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church.  “This prayer vigil is a chance for us to pray for the one still fighting and to also lift up prayers and support of the one we lost.”

We are saddened by this devastating crash and the loss of life in Hillsborough County. Accidents like this are usually very avoidable if drivers just paid more attention to the act of driving in Tampa Bay. If you need help from a qualified inujry lawyer, please give us a call in Tampa or St. Petersburg, or anywhere in the State of Florida.

Two large alligators tumble out of SUV after teen driver crashes, Florida cops say

A single-vehicle crash took a unusual flip in Florida when officers arrived to discover two giant alligators “hanging from the rear window of an SUV.”

One of the reptiles was once nonetheless moving, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports.

It took place Dec. 9 in Hardee County, about 70 miles southeast of Tampa, and authorities say two teenagers had been in the Ford Explorer when it crashed.

Details of the incident had been shared Dec. 17 on Facebook by means of the commission, which known as it the “case of the week.”

“When our officer was once requested to help with a automobile accident involving two human beings and two alligators, he wasn’t certain what to expect,” the fee wrote.

“Once on scene, he noticed a 6 ½ -foot and 8-foot-long alligator striking from the rear window of an SUV resting on its side. The officer straight away eliminated them from the car and, simply to be safe, secured their mouths the use of electrical tape.”

Officer Jerod Gadd took the more step due to the fact “one of them was once nevertheless barely moving,” in accordance to his report.

The SUV was once being pushed via an 18-year-old from Hardee County, and he instructed investigators he and a 17-year-old partner had been fishing that morning when alligators commenced chasing their lines.

It was once the youthful of the two young adults who determined to use a giant rock to kill the alligators, officers said. The pair then labored collectively to load them into the returned of the SUV, officers said.

Their aim was once to take the alligators home, officers said. However, it was once now not clear what they meant to do with the carcasses.

Both teenagers had been charged with misdemeanors for taking alligators barring a permit, the file states.

Investigators did no longer say what brought on the SUV to flip over quickly after the teenagers left their fishing spot at the Charlie Creek bridge.

Our November newsletter

It’s hard to believe that this year is quickly coming to a close. As we begin to reflect on the blessings we have had this year, we here at Baird Law Group also recognize this year might not have been the best for some people. Our clients have been injured and are dealing with medical procedures, doctors bills, loss of income, and perhaps life-altering injuries. Thankfully, our clients made the decision to take the fight to the insurance companies. Our clients chose to stand up for their rights.

If it were up to us, we wish our clients would never need our help. Nobody wants to be in pain. Nobody wants to be injured due to the negligence of somebody else. We are extremely thankful and honored that our clients chose our law firm to represent them during this challenging time in their lives.

Our mission is to help our clients with their recovery efforts by making sure the insurance company gives them a fair settlement for their injuries. As we all know, insurance companies want nothing more than to pay as little out-of-pocket as they can.

We would like to highlight a couple cases from this year in which we have helped our clients receive far more compensation money than initially offered to them by the insurance company.

Malfunctioning Elevator

One of our clients was vacationing in Tampa from out of town. They were staying in a high-rise building which had a malfunctioning elevator. Shockingly, the elevator doors opened before they should have, causing our client to be partially crushed inside the elevator shaft. Thankfully, they survived with only moderate injuries. We were able to negotiate a very nice settlement for our client.

VR Injury

Another one of our clients was injured while playing a virtual reality game. A 60 year old woman was visiting a local well known hotel chain when she came across a vendor who was offering a headset style – virtual reality experience. Our client was not given any kind of safety training prior to putting on the VR headset. This being her first time, she became disoriented and fell down, requiring hip surgery and is still dealing with complications today. We were able to secure a great settlement for our client’s medical expenses.

Leaky Roof

Lastly, one of our clients was visiting a local big box store and slipped on a puddle of water on the floor. This particular case is extremely upsetting because the store knew they had a roof leak and refused to address the problem. As you are aware, property owners and managers are required to maintain their property and provide a safe environment for their customers. That’s not what happened, and our client was injured because of the store’s neglect. We were able to secure an extremely generous settlement for our client.

We hate that our clients are injured and are in need of our assistance. But we are thankful we could help provide real compensation for their pain. When going up against these monolithic companies, a qualified and experienced personal injury lawyer makes a huge difference.

If there’s something we can help you with, please give us a call, or visit our website at https://bairdlawgroup.com.

When Volkswagen and Mazda entered the intersection, the assailant jumped into the signal and collided with Volkswagen. The Volkswagen turned around and the victim was kicked out of the car. The victim is currently in critical condition.

After the initial collision, Glaubius continued to drive south when he collided with a Mazda. The driver of the vehicle was not injured in the accident.
Glaubius was taken to hospital. Damage and speed are factored into the collision. Allegations of inconsistency are being further investigated.

Police Officer Chad Chronister said: “As we enter the holiday season, I would like to take this opportunity to warn all drivers not to drive if they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. . ” “It is never appropriate to risk other people’s lives like this. If you find yourself in a situation where you cannot transport yourself or someone else into the house safely, choose Call. your friends and family or use them on your cell phone. One of the many great sharing apps. ”

Research is still ongoing. Additional updates will be issued by the HCSO Public Affairs Office.

 

Nighttime crash in Brandon leaves person in critical condition

Tampa, Florida:

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the nighttime crash in Brandon. In this case, someone was in critical condition at a local hospital.

At 11:57 p.m. on November 27, 2021, HCSO responded to a collision with three separate vehicles near the intersection of S Kings Avenue and Oakfield Drive in Brandon.

During the search, investigators found the suspect, Alexander Glaubius, 22, speeding south on S Kings Avenue and reaching a traffic light. Glaubius drove a Chevrolet Silverado. The victim, driving a Volkswagen Passat, moved east on Oakfield Drive and turned left at a green arrow north on S Kings Avenue. The other driver of the Mazda Mazdaspeed 3 was walking west on Oakfield Drive and turning left at the green arrow south on S Kings Avenue.


When Volkswagen and Mazda entered the intersection, the assailant jumped into the signal and collided with Volkswagen. The Volkswagen turned around and the victim was kicked out of the car. The victim is currently in critical condition.

After the initial collision, Glaubius continued to drive south when he collided with a Mazda. The driver of the vehicle was not injured in the accident.
Glaubius was taken to hospital. Damage and speed are factored into the collision. Allegations of inconsistency are being further investigated.

Police Officer Chad Chronister said: “As we enter the holiday season, I would like to take this opportunity to warn all drivers not to drive if they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. . ” “It is never appropriate to risk other people’s lives like this. If you find yourself in a situation where you cannot transport yourself or someone else into the house safely, choose Call. your friends and family or use them on your cell phone. One of the many great sharing apps. ”

Research is still ongoing. Additional updates will be issued by the HCSO Public Affairs Office.

 

Tampa Florida Semi driver dies after crash

Tampa, Florida: Officers on the Florida Highway Patrol say a Riverview man driving a tractor trailer died after an accident in Tampa.

The crash occurred around 1 am. Martin Luther King Boulevard near Waring Drive on Friday. According to FHP, a 27-year-old Mississippi man, a car driver, was heading east into the inner lane when the trailer entered the inner lane heading west.

At the intersection of Waring Drive, the 27-year-old man turned to his left into the truck’s path, according to investigators. the trailer truck collided with the passenger side of the vehicle. Both vehicles arrived at the owner’s yard after colliding with the fence.

A 53-year-old driver of the semi truck has died on the scene. Officials said he was not wearing a seatbelt.

The Gulfport man was seriously injured after the crash.

If you are in need of a Tampa Car Accident Injury Lawyer, please give us a call. We are looking forward to helping you with your case. Give us a call right away to discuss your options.

Spring Hill woman riding motorcycle died during crash

Brooksville-A 42-year-old Spring Hill woman riding behind a motorcycle died when the driver lost control and hit a curve, Florida Highway Patrol said.

The accident happened around 11:55 pm. Thursday is 98 in the US and Museum Court is Brooksville.

The driver, a 43-year-old Springhill man, lost control of his motorcycle, hit a curb, entered the shoulders of the northern grass, and hit a wooden light pole. The driver was seriously injured.

None of the victims wore crash helmets. Highway patrols did not reveal their names.

There are many motorcyclists in Spring Hill Florida, so please be safe when driving around that area. If you are looking for a Spring Hill car crash attorney, we at baird Law Group are here for you. We service the entire Tampa Bay Area as well as anywhere in the state of Florida. Don’t deal with the insurance companies yourself. Let us fight for you.

Florida Highway Patrol investigating accident in Dunedin, Florida

Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) are presently examining a deadly accident that happened on CR-1 at Manning Road. The accident happened a little before 10 a.m. on July 3, 2021.

Early information from FHP says the now passed female driver, a 39 year-old woman from Dunedin, was driving her SUV southward on CR-1 moving toward Manning Road.

The second vehicle, driven by a 61 year-old Dunedin lady was driving northward in within path of CR-1 in a SUV. A Tampa Bay bus driven by a 40 year-old Palm Harbor man was following behind the previous vehicle.

For some reason, the driver of the southward SUV failed to control the vehicle and turned into the northward travel paths and crashed into the front of the northward SUV. After the effect, the northward SUV was then diverted into the way of and struck by Tampa bus.

Each of the three vehicles crashed and came to a rest in the northward paths and shoulder of CR-1.

At first two medivac helicopters were mentioned to react to the scene as removal was started to free two of the drivers. The two helicopters were eventually dropped. The driver of the southward SUV kicked the bucket at the location of the accident and the driver of the other SUV was moved to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg with wounds portrayed as non dangerous.

If you are in need of a car crash lawyer in Tampa, St. Pete, or Clearwater, please give us a call or text.

Americans will be taking to the road in record numbers for July 4th holiday

What does this mean for our 4th of July holiday?

It is estimated that Americans will take 42.9 million road trips over the 4th of July weekend this year. Last year, many vacations were canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Perhaps as a result of the 2020 lockdown, Americans are opting for road tripping closer to home, rather than an airplane flight to a farther away destination. We are expecting a 24.9% increase in US travelers driving at least 50 miles away from their home. What this means, is there will be much heavier traffic on roadways during the 4th of July holiday.

With so many people on the road, combined with the fact the 4th of July holiday is one of the most dangerous days of the year, we will more than likely see an increase of car accidents. If you are considering taking a road trip like many of your fellow Americans, there are a couple things to remember as you pack up the car and hit the road.

If you are involved in an accident:

If you are seriously injured as a result of the car crash, call 911 and have the ambulance take you to the hospital immediately. Failing to do so could seriously harm any kind of personal injury claim.

Call the police and report the accident, so that later you can get a copy of the police report. Do not admit fault.

If you are able to, pull out your cell phone take photos and videos of the two vehicles.

Report the accident to your insurance company and like previously mentioned, make sure you do not admit fault.

Finally, give us a call to discuss your options.

Let’s try and have a safe Independence Day and take care when on the roads. Safety is all of our responsibilities when we are behind the wheel.