A 15-year-old New Port Richey student was stuck by a teacher's car just before 7 a.m. on Jan. 9, shortly after arriving to attend classes at Gulf High School.
A little more than a month has passed since seven individuals, who'd all been waiting at a north Tampa school bus stop one morning in November, were crashed into by a motorist. As many of them continue to recover from their injuries, residents of the neighborhood where the incident occurred have begun petitioning city officials to do more to make area roadways and bus stops safer for all.
Thanksgiving only comes once a year, so many people take advantage of the chance to catch up with their loved ones. Large family gatherings take place all across the country. That means that many Americans have to be on the road at least part of the Thanksgiving weekend.
On Tuesday, Oct. 2, a motorist who lost control of her vehicle on Interstate 75 ended up causing a chain-reaction crash. It resulted in a tractor-trailer falling on top of a Tampa-area man's vehicle around 4 p.m. that day. He was killed when that happened.
Crashes at intersections are quite common. In fact, according to the United States Department of Transportation, as many as 43 percent of all accidents may occur at them. Between crossing through them or turning right or left, there are many opportunities for motorists to crash into one another.
An early morning rush hour crash left a moped operator fighting for his life on Thursday, July 26. The incident occurred in St. Petersburg, right off Interstate 275's Fifth Avenue North exit just before 7:48 a.m.
A 17-year-old Tampa teen was arrested and booked into a juvenile detention center on May 23 after a drag racing crash that killed a young mom and her daughter. In a Hillsboro County courtroom on June 8, though, a judge decided that prosecutors will now be allowed to try him on two counts of vehicular homicide as an adult. The driver of the other car involved faces the same charges.