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 …

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. …

Pool safety tips can help avoid serious injury

In all the fun and games of lazy, warm summer months, few things are as enjoyable as a leisurely dip in a swimming pool. When the temperature rises and the sun beats down, families with kids of all ages head to indoor and outdoor public pools to cool down and have fun. In addition to offering a cool respite from hot summer weather, public pools also feature activities and swimming lessons that keep kids of all ages busy and provide …

Bicyclist hurt by auto

Bicyclists shouldn’t have to fear for their lives when going for a ride. Unfortunately, the reality is that distracted driving often results in injuries or even death for pedestrians and bicyclists. One moment of texting, changing radio stations or turning to yell at the kids can do irreparable damage to victims who happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Although wearing reflective clothing at night, installing front and rear bike lights and sporting a properly functioning …

Public swimming pools and pools managed by apartment complexes and homeowners associations

SARASOTA, Fla. – Ten-year-old Alexander Castanon is being called a hero by local police and residents after he saved a three-year-old neighbor from drowning in a pool at the apartment complex where they live. Alexander was swimming in the pool near Natalee Lopez who was being watched by an adult relative. When a grill near the pool suddenly began shooting flames into the air, the adult jumped from the pool and became distracted. During the confusion, Natalee slipped out of …

Importance of Boat Safety

Tragic Accident in Redington Shores Highlights Importance of Boat Safety A recent fatal boating accident at Redington Beach is serving as a tragic reminder of the importance of obeying the law while using personal watercraft. It also comes on the heels of a report stating that Florida leads the nation in boating fatalities and accidents. The incident involved a group of young teenagers that had taken an open fishing boat without the owner’s permission. The group was out on the …

Autistic teen drowned with lifeguards nearby Temple Terrace, Fla.

It’s a tragedy a family says could have been prevented. On Friday, the family of Jesse Schillingford filed a wrongful death lawsuit against charter school The Pepin Academies and the City of Temple Terrace. Last September, Jesse drowned at a back-to-school pool party at a Temple Terrace rec center, with teachers, chaperones, and lifeguards nearby. You can read the lawsuit at http://wfts.tv/18R5m5c. The I-Team obtained exclusive surveillance video from the Schillingford family’s attorney and spoke to Jesse’s parents about why …

Motorcycle accident-related deaths are on the rise in Florida

TAMPA, Fla. – Motorcycle accident-related deaths are on the rise in Florida and across the nation, according to a new study released by the Governors Highway Association. The group reported last month that during the nine-month period from January to September 2012, nearly 4,000 motorcyclists lost their lives in deadly crashes, and they predict that number will surpass 5,000 once total figures for 2012 have been submitted. Deaths associated with motorcycle accidents have been steadily increasing throughout the U.S.: In …

Bride and Bridesmaids Killed in Limo Fire:

SAN MATEO, Calif. – A 31-year-old bride’s fun-filled limo ride to her bridal shower ended in tragedy Saturday night when the limousine she and her bridesmaids were travelling in burst into flames while crossing the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge. Four other passengers also died in the fire, according to law enforcement. The limo driver and four other women made it out of the burning 1999 Lincoln Town Car, which burst into flames at about 10 p.m. The bride, Neriza Fojas of …

The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming and thousands of college students are

Spring is in the air: The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming and thousands of college students are participating in the annual rite of spring break, the often-hedonistic bacchanal that draws hordes of 20-somethings to Florida and other beachside locales for fun, sun and, sometimes, poor judgment. Florida has been hosting throngs of college students since the 1930s, when a Colgate University coach brought his team south to what was then the only Olympic-size pool in the state. Enterprising …