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Accident report

By MARY ELMORE

© St. Petersburg Times, published February 4, 2001


1. GUNN HIGHWAY AT VAN DYKE ROAD, JAN. 19, 11:20 P.M.: A southbound 1996 Honda slid on the wet road and skidded into the rear of a 1996 Saturn, pushing the Saturn into the rear of a 1994 Nissan. The Honda driver, a 32-year-old man, complained of a minor injury from the air bag opening up.

2. DALE MABRY HIGHWAY AT LINEBAUGH AVENUE, JAN. 20, 2:23 P.M.: A northbound 1989 Toyota rear-ended a 1990 Toyota pickup. The 1989 Toyota driver, a 20-year-old woman, was charged with careless driving and no proof of insurance.

3. TANGERINE HILL COURT AT LIVINGSTON AVENUE, JAN. 20, 2:24 A.M.: An eastbound 2000 Chevrolet truck was stopped at a stop sign and started to turn left when a passenger in the bed of the truck fell out of the vehicle. The passenger, a 38-year-old man, was taken to University Community Hospital.

4. VAN DYKE ROAD AT LAKESHORE ROAD, JAN. 20, 4:20 A.M.: An eastbound 1989 Nissan lost control, went off the road, into and through a ditch and came to a rest in some shrubbery. The driver, a 26-year-old man, suffered minor injuries and was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital.

5. BRUCE B. DOWNS BOULEVARD AT 43RD STREET, JAN. 20, 4:43 P.M.: A 19-year-old man said he lost control of his northbound 1999 Chevrolet while shifting gears and stepping on the brakes in an attempt to catch up with his friends. The vehicle began to slide toward the shoulder, down a small embankment and flipped over onto its top. The injured were taken to St. Joseph's Hospital.

6. DALE MABRY HIGHWAY AT LINEBAUGH AVENUE, JAN. 20, 1:16 P.M.: An eastbound 1998 Pontiac turned left into the path of a westbound 2000 Ford. The Pontiac driver, a 37-year-old man, was taken to University Community Hospital-Carrollwood.

7. GUNN HIGHWAY AT HAMPTON PARK DRIVE, JAN. 20, 11:14 P.M.: An eastbound 1989 Nissan turned left into the path of a 1994 Saturn. Both vehicles spun around clockwise. The Nissan driver, a 28-year-old man, was charged with DUI and failure to yield at an intersection. A passenger in the Saturn, a 42-year-old woman, was taken to Town & Country Hospital.

8. BEARSS AVENUE AT INTERSTATE 275, JAN. 21, 4:25 A.M.: A northbound 1989 Cadillac pulled out into the path of an eastbound 1999 Dodge van. The Cadillac driver, a 26-year-old man, was charged with driving with a suspended license and violation of right of way. Emergency vehicles were on the scene but did not transport anyone to the hospital.

9. BRUCE B. DOWNS BOULEVARD AT 131ST AVENUE, JAN. 21, 1:43 P.M.: A northbound 2000 Mazda failed to stop for a red light and hit an eastbound 1993 Infiniti broadside. The Mazda driver, a 34-year-old woman, was charged with violation of a traffic control device. The Infiniti driver, a 48-year-old man, was taken to University Community Hospital.

10. 42ND STREET AT SKIPPER ROAD, JAN. 21, 3:29 P.M.: A westbound 1990 Mazda hit a southbound 1999 Chevrolet broadside. The Mazda driver, an 18-year-old woman, was taken to University Community Hospital. There were no charges due to conflicting statements from both drivers.

11. FLETCHER AVENUE AT TIFTON DRIVE, JAN. 22, 3 P.M.: A westbound 1994 Mazda turned left into the path of a 1996 Ford. The Mazda driver, an 18-year-old woman, was charged with failure to yield right of way and taken to University Community Hospital with neck pain.

12. FLETCHER AVENUE AT 15TH STREET, JAN. 22, 3:01 P.M.: An eastbound 1995 Nissan rear-ended a 1998 Nissan. The 1995 Nissan driver, a 65-year-old man, was charged with following too closely. The 1998 Nissan driver, a 20-year-old woman, was taken to University Community Hospital.

13. FLETCHER AVENUE AT DALE MABRY HIGHWAY, JAN. 22, 3:30 P.M.: A southbound 1994 Ford crossed Fletcher Avenue from a private driveway into the path of a westbound 1989 GMC van. The Ford driver, a 27-year-old man, was charged with violation of right of way, no proof of insurance and driving with a suspended license.

14. FLETCHER AVENUE AT ORANGE GROVE DRIVE, JAN. 22, 7:20 P.M.: An eastbound 1988 Chevrolet turned left into the path of a westbound 1999 Ford. The Chevrolet driver, a 46-year-old woman, was charged with violation of right of way. The Ford driver, a 17-year-old boy, was taken to University Community Hospital.

15. FLETCHER AVENUE AT 46TH STREET, JAN. 23, 12:42 A.M.: A westbound 1978 Oldsmobile turned left at an intersection and hit the front of an eastbound 1999 Isuzu truck. No charges were filed because both drivers said they had a green light.

16. GUNN HIGHWAY AT NORTH MOBLEY ROAD, JAN. 23, 12:56 A.M.: A southbound 1995 Eagle lost control going around a curve, went off the road and hit numerous trees. The driver, a 34-year-old man, was taken to Town & Country Hospital.

17. STALL ROAD AT ORANGE GROVE DRIVE, JAN. 23, 3:15 P.M.: A westbound 1990 Toyota turned left into the path of a 1982 Volvo. The Toyota driver, a 75-year-old woman, was charged with failure to yield right of way. The Volvo driver, a 30-year-old woman, was taken to University Community Hospital Carrollwood.

18. LYNN ROAD AT GUNN HIGHWAY, JAN. 23, 6:20 P.M.: A southbound 1999 Saturn rear-ended a 1998 Nissan. A passenger in the Nissan, a 15-year-old girl, was taken to University Community Hospital. The impact caused no damage but the injury was from a collision two days prior.

19. HUNTERS GREEN DRIVE AT CANBERLEY DRIVE, JAN. 25, 7:40 A.M.: A westbound 1985 Chevrolet ran a stop sign and hit a 1994 Pontiac broadside. The Pontiac driver, a 30-year-old woman, was charged with failure to obey a stop sign.

20. FLETCHER AVENUE AT SUMMIT AVENUE, JAN. 25, 8:23 P.M.: An eastbound 1989 Honda rear-ended a 1999 Toyota. The Honda driver, a 43-year-old man, said he took his eyes off the road to look at a business and when he looked back, he saw traffic was stopped ahead. He tried to apply his brakes but hit the accelerator instead. He was charged with careless driving. The Toyota driver, a 26-year-old man, was charged with no proof of insurance.

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