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Crossover Accident on CR557 in Lake Alfred

Crossover Accident on CR557 in Lake Alfred

Wrongful Death

A crossover car accident in Lake Alfred, Florida on January 23, 2017 at approximately 1:15 a.m. took the life of Joseph Senatus.  Senatus was 49 years old and died after another driver, Mario Alejandro Rodriguez, crossed over the center line of CR557 striking Senatus’s...

RV Trailer Fishtails and Rolls Over In I-4 Accident

RV Trailer Fishtails and Rolls Over In I-4 Accident

Car Accidents

A van towing an RV trailer on I-4 fishtailed resulting in an accident on January 17, 2017 near CR557 in Lake Alfred, Florida. The accident happened when the trailer veered off the shoulder of the highway causing the vehicle towing it to jackknife. The RV/mobile home rolled over and...

Lakeland Driver Causes Wrong Way DUI Accident On I-4

Lakeland Driver Causes Wrong Way DUI Accident On I-4

Wrongful Death

Travis Coats was intoxicated and driving the wrong way on I-4 in Polk County on January 14, 2017 when he caused a fatal crash.  Coats has been charged with DUI manslaughter, DUI with property damage, and DUI and driving in the wrong direction.  The accident caused the death...

Seven People Injured In Winter Haven Bus Accident on US17

Seven People Injured In Winter Haven Bus Accident on US17

Car Accidents

Seven people were injured in an accident between a pickup truck and a Winter Haven city bus (“Citrus Connection”) near the intersection of US17 and CR540 in Eagle Lake, Florida on January 11, 2017.  The accident happened at approximately 9:00 a.m. when the pickup...

Red Light Cameras Show Increase In Lakeland Accidents in 2016

Red Light Cameras Show Increase In Lakeland Accidents in 2016

Car Accidents

A report released on December 31, 2016 by the Florida DHSMV shows an increase in car accidents at intersection with red light cameras across Florida.  The City of Lakeland has 6 red lights cameras installed at various intersections.  Statewide, between July 2012 and April...

Drunk Driving Causes Major Accident at Waters Avenue

Drunk Driving Causes Major Accident at Waters Avenue

Car Accidents

One driver is dead after a major accident was caused by a drunk driver at Waters Avenue and Dale Mabry Highway on December 21, 2016.  The accident happened at approximately 5:15 a.m.  The Waters Avenue intersection is a major intersection controlled by a traffic light and...

Polk Parkway Accident Cases SUV to Fall Off Bridge

Polk Parkway Accident Cases SUV to Fall Off Bridge

Car Accidents

77-year-old Ruth Windham’s 2008 Buick SUV went over a guardrail on the Polk Parkway after an accident near the Cleveland Heights Boulevard bridge.  News reports indicate that she made an improper lane change striking the right front of a 2014 Nissan SUV driven by Melissa...

Uber Creates Safety and Behavior Rules

Uber Creates Safety and Behavior Rules

Car Accidents

Ridesharing company Uber released new rules on December 8, 2016 for passenger’s behavior.  The list of new rules, taken as a safety measure, also include vandalism, flirting, and sex.  Here is a list of what you should expect: Causing damage to drivers’ or fellow...

RV Runs Stop Sign on US17 in Lake Wales

RV Runs Stop Sign on US17 in Lake Wales

Car Accidents

Three serious injuries resulted from an accident where an RV ran a stop sign on US17 in Lake Wales, Florida on December 4, 2016.  James Titsworth was driving a 2005 Gulfstream RV westbound on Mammoth Grove Road when he ran a stop sign and entered US17 improperly.  Anthony...

Car Accident at US17 and Ernest Smith Blvd. in Bartow

Car Accident at US17 and Ernest Smith Blvd. in Bartow

Wrongful Death

Two deaths were reported following a major accident at the intersection of US17 and Ernest M. Smith Blvd. in Bartow, Florida.  The accident happened at approximately 9:25 a.m. on November 26, 2016 when a four door Cadillac sedan going northbound on US17 attempted to make a left...

Motorcycle Accident in Front of Dunkin Donuts

Motorcycle Accident in Front of Dunkin Donuts

Car Accidents

Kyle Bradley Conord Roberts (31 years old) died as a result of a motorcycle accident in front of Dunkin Donuts on South Florida Avenue in Lakeland, Florida.  The accident happened at approximately 9:05 p.m. on November 24, 2016 (Thanksgiving) when Sarah Parades was making a...

Truck Accident at I-4 and U.S. 27 in Haines City

Truck Accident at I-4 and U.S. 27 in Haines City

News Events

A serious accident happened at the intersection of Interstate 4 and U.S. 27 in Haines City, Florida.  The accident happened on the ramp to the east of the interchange.  A photograph shown in The Ledger is pictured above.  The accident occurred when the semi-truck attempted to...

Do Autonomous Cars Mean the End of Traffic Lights?

Do Autonomous Cars Mean the End of Traffic Lights?

Car Accidents

Imagine a world with truly autonomous cars? Wouldn’t it be nice to never have to stop at a traffic light? It’s a nice thought but the changes needed to make that a reality are far greater than simple advances in technology. Even if technology advances to a point where all...

Mulberry Hit and Run Accident Near County Line Road

Mulberry Hit and Run Accident Near County Line Road

News Events

A suspect has been arrested following a Mulberry hit and run accident that occurred at approximately 5:30 a.m.  The Ledger indicates that the man who was hit suffered serious injuries.  The suspicious vehicle was described as dark in color, possibly maroon, and a...

Car Accident in Northwest Polk County CR54

Car Accident in Northwest Polk County CR54

News Events

A traveling along CR54 in northwest Polk County ran a stop sign at the intersection with U.S. Highway 98. The driver, 29-year-old Matthew Rock Bush, was driving a 1999 Ford F-150 at a high rate of speed according to The Ledger. The accident happened at approximately 12:30 a.m on...

Car Accident SR60 and Espo Drive in Mulberry

Car Accident SR60 and Espo Drive in Mulberry

News Events

A two vehicle collision occurred near the intersection of State Road 60 and Espo Drive in Mulberry, Florida. The Ledger reports that one person died as a result of the accident. The accident occurred at approximately 8 p.m. last night. The accident involved 75-year-old Paul Joseph...

Pickup with Boat Trailer Flips in Polk City

Pickup with Boat Trailer Flips in Polk City

News Events

The driver and passenger of a pickup truck that flipped while towing a boat are dead following a single vehicle collision in Polk City, Florida. The accident happened as the pickup was going through a turn on S.R. 33 near Steven Drive. The occupants of the truck were 25-year-old...

Lakeland Car Accident on U.S. 98N

Lakeland Car Accident on U.S. 98N

News Events

A late night accident on Saturday resulted in the death of three people in Lakeland, Florida. The accident was reported by The Ledger to have involved a high rate of speed. The accident happened at approximately 11:30 p.m. Michael Marrero, driving a Volkswagen, was traveling...

Rear End Accident with Semi-Truck in Auburndale

Rear End Accident with Semi-Truck in Auburndale

News Events

On Saturday, a 2001 GMC Yukon struck the rear end of a semi-truck at the intersection of Berkley Road and U.S. Highway 92 in Auburndale, Florida. The accident happened at approximately 12:55 a.m. The driver of the Yukon was Jesus Torres Chavez. Chavez had two passengers with him at...

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