Two St. Petersburg Police Officers Hurt In Crash By Drunk Driver

St. Petersburg Police announced two officers were injured during a traffic stop at Fourth Street and 24th Ave.

The crash happened as a sergeant and an officer from the St. Petersburg police department were responding to an accident between a tractor-trailer and another driver, 41 year old Raymond Richardson was approaching in his Crown Victoria and crashed into the police cruisers.

The force of the collision was enough to injure both officers, with each sustaining neck injuries. Richardson, the driver of the Crown Victoria, a full-sized sedan, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence of alcohol and careless driving.

Both Police officers were treated at a St. Petersburg Hospital and released later that day.

Hit-run On U.S. 41 Leaves Two Hurt In Manatee County

Florida highway patrol announced a hit and run accident with injuries on U.S. 41 in Bradenton.

The crash took place when twenty-seven year old Santier Gibson of Bradenton was driving his Lincoln Navigator south on U.S. 41 approaching the intersection with 49th Avenue Drive West.

At fifteen minutes before 10:00 p.m. the full sized Lincoln Navigator SUV was slammed into by a Honda CRV compact SUV. The Honda, which had for reasons unknown lost control, crashed into the right front of the Lincoln and careened off the heavier vehicle sending the CRV spinning into traffic in the northbound lanes. At the same time a Nissan Altima heading north on U.S. 41, was struck by the Honda CRV as it spun into the northbound lanes.

Despite having sustained serious damage the Honda CRV was able to fee the site of the crash.

The crash left Gibson, the driver of the Lincoln seriously injured and he was taken to Blake Medical Center for treatment. The driver of the Altima, 24 year old Eduardo Lopez of Sarasota,  sustained minor injuries and was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Florida Highway Patrol has asked anyone with knowledge of the crash to contact them at 941-751-7647.

Manatee Avenue Crash Kills Bicyclist in Bradenton

Bradenton Police reported a deadly crash between a bicyclist and a car early Wednesday morning.

The crash took place when cyclist 44 year old Timon J. Morales of Bradenton Beach, was riding near Manatee Avenue West. At roughly quarter till four in the morning, Morales attempted to cross Manatee Ave. at the 12000 block and road directly into the path on an oncoming car.

While the driver of the car has not yet been identified, the vehicle was described as a Hyundai Elantra that was driving east at the time of the accident. Morales was declared dead at the scene of the accident, and the driver of the car that hit him sustained minor injures during the crash. The driver received treatment from Blake Medical Center before being released. As police have stated because Morales was at fault in the deadly crash no charges have been filed on the driver.

St. Petersburg Motorcyclist Killed After Crash With Fire Truck

St. Petersburg authorities reported a deadly crash between a fire truck and a motorcycle early Sunday morning.

The deadly accident  happened as forty eight year old William R. Ash of St. Pete was riding north on 66th Street on the inside lane heading toward the intersection with 54th Avenue North. At the same time a fire truck responding to an emergency was also heading north toward the same intersection.

At approximately 1:00 a.m. both the fire truck and the motorcycle neared the intersection with 54th Avenue North. As the fire truck approached the intersection it began to make a left turn. At the same time Ash attempted to pass the fire truck and the two vehicles collided. The force of the collision was fatal for Ash who died at the scene.

Authorities stated that the emergency vehicle had lights and sirens on at the time of the accident. Florida Highway Patrol announced charges are pending in the crash.

Wrong-way Crash Injures Two In Venice

Florida Highway patrol announced a crash with injuries in Venice at Center Road and U.S 41.

The accident took place as 97-year old Earl Eugene Ephlin was driving on U.S. 41 in his 2012 Lexus approaching the intersection with Center road heading south in the southbound lanes.

At the same time 50 year old Brian Denning from Venice was driving north in a Toyota Camry, heading the wrong way in the southbound lanes, approaching the same intersection as Ephlin.

The two vehicles collided in the middle southbound lane at approximately 10:30a.m.

Ephlin was seriously injured in the crash and flown to Sarasota Memorial for treatment. Denning, sustained minor injuries and was taken to Venice Regional Medical Center. Police have charged Denning with driving on the wrong side of the road.

Drunk Driver Hit, Injures Pedestrian On Hillsborough Avenue In Tampa Charged With DUI

Tampa Police have charged 34 year-old Rigoberto Ojeda-Leo of Tampa with Driving Under The Influence of  with serious bodily injury, after Ojeda-Leo struck and seriously injured a pedestrian at the intersection of 42nd Street N and Hillsborough Avenue.

The victim of the crash has not yet been identified by Tampa Police.

Ambulance and Bicyclist Crash Results In Cyclist Critically Injured

A cyclist in Nokomis was hit by an ambulance early Monday morning in Nokomis. The accident happened as twenty four year old cyclist Martin Rudis was heading south on Orange Grove Road in Nokomis.

As Rudis closed on the intersection with Edmondson Road, an ambulance driven by Mark Quimby of Venice, was on Edmondson and heading toward the same intersection.

Once at the intersection of Organge Grove and Edmondson, cyclist Rudis failed to stop at the stop sign and attempted to cross the road.

Rudis entered the path of the oncoming ambulance with no time for Quimby to avoid a collision. At roughly 1:30 a.m. the ambulance crashed into Rudis.

Rudis who was not wearing a helmet at during the crash was critically injured and taken to Sarasota Memorial for treatment.

Hit and Run Kills Pedestrian In St. Petersburg Sunday

St. Petersburg Police are searching for a vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian Sunday.

St. Petersburg authorities reported that Jeffrey Carl Remmel was walking on the sidewalk of the westbound lanes of 38th Avenue North. At roughly midnight, Remmel lost his footing and fell into the roadway at the 4400 block and was struck by a vehicle traveling on 38th Avenue North.

The force of the impact was fatal and the driver of the vehicle fled the scene.

Police have said they are searching for a white or silver 4-door sedan and a light colored minivan that was at the scene during the collision, which may have witnessed the accident.

St. Petersburg police are asking anyone with knowledge oft the crash to call (727) 893-7780

Fatal Palm Harbor Pedestrian Crash On U.S. 19

Authorities announced a as of yet unidentified man was killed after being struck by a car at night.

The accident took place in Palm Harbor as the victim, described as a forty two year old male from Tampa attempted to cross the southbound lanes of U.S. 19 just prior to 10:00 p.m.

At the same time the man was trying to cross the road a 2013 Mazda being driven by Brandon Ford of Dunedin crashed into him.

As Ford had no time to react and the man was crossing outside of a crosswalk no charges have been filed. Neither the driver nor his passenger were harmed in the crash.

University Parkway Motorcycle Crash Kills Rider

Florida Highway Patrol reported a deadly motorcycle accident on University Parkway Sunday evening.

The fatal crash began when motorist, seventy four year old Richard Fleishman was headin west on University Parkway in his Toyota Camry closing on University Parkway and Honore.

At the same time twenty three year old Sarasota motorcyclist Quintin Clark was riding his Honda CBR 600 east on University Parkway also approaching the intersection of University and Honore.

As both vehicles closed on the intersection Fleishman attempted to turn left from University parkway onto Honore, running a red light Fleishman drove his car directly into the path of the oncoming motorcycle.

Clark had no time to react and crashed into the sedan. The impact knocked him down onto the roadway and he continued to slide on the pavement for some time.

First responders pronounced Clark dead at the scene. Clark had been wearing a helmet during the crash. As of yet charges have not been filed on Fleishman.