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Thursday, Dec 18, 2014

Traffic

Man, 25, killed after driving into tree in Brandon

A 25-year-old man was killed in Brandon early Sunday when he drove across a median and struck a tree, deputies said.
Published: 12/14/14

Tampa road caves in under truck after water main damaged

A Tampa sanitation truck became partially submerged in a hole that opened Friday after a contractor damaged a water main below the road, the city said.
Published: 12/12/14
Man rescued after driving into Gulf in Madeira Beach

Man rescued after driving into Gulf in Madeira Beach

A Madeira Beach city employee, who appears to have had a medical emergency while driving along the shoreline, lost control of his pickup and struck another vehicle and a cabana before driving into the Gulf of Mexico, deputies said.
Published: 12/11/14
Three wrong-way drivers stopped on Tampa-area roads

Three wrong-way drivers stopped on Tampa-area roads

Three unrelated incidents involving wrong-way drivers on Tampa-area roads early Thursday led to two drunk-driving arrests and the towing away of a motorcycle.
Published: 12/11/14

Another water line break closes 22nd Street in Tampa

Another water line break has closed 22nd Street in Tampa.
Published: 12/11/14
Officials ponder mass transit’s future after Greenlight Pinellas defeat

Officials ponder mass transit’s future after Greenlight Pinellas defeat

CLEARWATER — Light-rail trains aren’t the answer. Increasing the sales tax definitely won’t work.
Published: 12/10/14

Florida’s Turnpike reopens after 2 crashes; calves killed

KISSIMMEE — A tractor-trailer carrying 130 calves overturned along the Florida Turnpike, but police have traffic going once again.
Published: 12/10/14

Pedestrian killed crossing Dale Mabry identified

Mendez was standing on the east shoulder of the sidewalk when she decided to cross Dale Mabry Highway, FHP said.
Published: 12/09/14
Deadly crash points up rising Florida black bear numbers

Deadly crash points up rising Florida black bear numbers

Black bears occasionally lumber into traffic and get hit by vehicles, particularly in areas where bear populations are booming like the Everglades. No one can remember the last time a bear touched off a wreck that resulted in the deaths of three people, which happened Sunday.
Published: 12/08/14
Updated: 12/09/14
Bay area streets remain a dangerous zone for pedestrians

Bay area streets remain a dangerous zone for pedestrians

LARGO — A Largo mother was crossing the street with her 5-year-old son and 6-week-old daughter when the family was struck by a car because the driver didn’t see them soon enough.
Published: 12/08/14