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Accident report

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© St. Petersburg Times, published May 6, 2001


1. BRUCE B. DOWNS BOULEVARD AT 131ST AVENUE, APRIL 20, 2:05 A.M.: A westbound 1993 Ford van turned left into the path of an eastbound 1997 Kawasaki motorcycle and a 1993 Yamaha motorcycle. The Ford driver, a 20-year-old man, was charged with violation of right of way. The Yamaha driver, a 22-year-old man, was charged with driving with a suspended license. The injured were taken to Tampa General Hospital.

2. VAN DYKE ROAD AT DALE MABRY HIGHWAY, APRIL 20, 10:55 A.M.: A southbound 1991 Honda turned left into the path of a westbound 1986 Dodge van. A passenger in the Honda, a 14-year-old girl, was taken to Tampa General Hospital.

3. N 42ND STREET AT FLETCHER AVENUE, APRIL 20, 1:30 P.M.: A westbound 1995 Chevrolet turned left into the path of a northbound 1986 Toyota. The Chevrolet driver, an 18-year-old woman, was charged with violation of right of way. The injured were taken to University Community Hospital.

4. BEARSS AVENUE AT PINECREST ROAD, APRIL 20, 2:57 P.M.: A westbound 1996 Toyota turned left into the path of an eastbound 1996 Buick. The Toyota driver, a 23-year-old woman, was charged with failure to yield right of way. The Buick driver, a 38-year-old man, was taken to University Community Hospital.

5. FLETCHER AVENUE AT 46TH STREET, APRIL 20, 4:35 P.M.: A westbound 1994 Mazda truck rear-ended a 1997 Honda, pushing the Honda into the rear of a 1969 Cadillac. The Mazda driver, a 32-year-old man, was charged with following too closely.

6. COUNTY LINE ROAD AT BRUCE B. DOWNS BOULEVARD, APRIL 21, 10:30 A.M.: An eastbound 1997 Nissan rear-ended a 2000 Volvo that was stopped to make a right turn.

7. FLETCHER AVENUE AT NEBRASKA AVENUE, APRIL 21, 11 A.M.: A southbound 1988 Dodge pulled out of a gas station into the path of a westbound 1998 Nissan. The Dodge driver, a 34-year-old man, was charged with violation of right of way.

8. FLETCHER AVENUE AT NORTH PALM DRIVE, APRIL 21, 11:16 P.M.: A westbound 1997 Jeep truck rear-ended a 2000 GMC truck. The Jeep driver, a 58-year-old man was charged with driving under the influence and taken to University Community Hospital along with a passenger, a 58-year-old woman.

9. DALE MABRY HIGHWAY AT LAKEVIEW DRIVE, APRIL 22, 6:15 P.M.: A southbound 1998 Nissan rear-ended a 1990 Acura, pushing the Acura into the rear of a 1993 Isuzu truck. The Nissan driver, a 31-year-old woman, was charged with careless driving.

10. COMPTON PALMS DRIVE AT BRUCE B. DOWNS BOULEVARD, APRIL 22, 6:22 P.M.: A southbound vehicle hit the side of a parked 1993 Nissan and fled the scene.

11. SHELDON ROAD AT COUNTRY SIDE VILLAGE BOULEVARD, APRIL 22, 8:45 P.M.: A southbound 1986 Volkswagen turned left into the path of a northbound 1990 Dodge. The injured were taken to St. Joseph's Hospital. Investigators are awaiting a blood alcohol test.

12. NEBRASKA AVENUE AT BEARSS AVENUE, APRIL 23, 2:25 A.M.: A stolen southbound 1995 Dodge was traveling 60 mph in a 45 mph speed limit, ran a red light and hit the side of an eastbound 1996 International commercial truck. The Dodge driver, an 18-year-old man, was taken to Tampa General Hospital.

13. INTERSTATE 275 AT BEARSS AVENUE, APRIL 23, 5:40 A.M.: A 2000 Ford truck stopped in the safety zone to make a U-turn to travel southbound when it crossed into the path of a northbound 1993 Toyota truck. The Ford driver, a 47-year-old man, was charged with failure to yield right of way.

14. BEARSS AVENUE AT PINECREST ROAD, APRIL 23, 6:15 A.M.: A westbound 1991 Chevrolet truck turned left into the path of an eastbound 1997 Toyota. The Chevrolet driver, a 43-year-old woman, was charged with violation of right of way.

15. VAN DYKE ROAD AT VETERANS EXPRESSWAY, APRIL 23, 7:29 A.M.: An eastbound 2000 Ford van rear-ended a 2000 Toyota. The Ford driver, a 27-year-old man, was charged with careless driving.

16. N DALE MABRY HIGHWAY AT BEARSS AVENUE, APRIL 23, 9:28 A.M.: A southbound 1992 Jeep truck rear-ended a 1995 Volvo. The Jeep driver, a 38-year-old woman, was charged with careless driving and failure to exhibit drivers license.

17. DALE MABRY HIGHWAY AT FLETCHER AVENUE, APRIL 23, 5:15 P.M.: A southbound 1982 GMC turned left into the path of a northbound 2000 Toyota. The impact pushed the GMC into the side of a 2000 Mitsubishi.

18. FLETCHER AVENUE AT BRUCE B. DOWNS BOULEVARD, APRIL 23, 7:51 P.M.: An eastbound 1992 Acura turned left into the path of a westbound 1993 Pontiac. The impact pushed the Acura into the side of a 2001 Isuzu truck. The Acura driver, a 21-year-old man, was charged with violation of right of way.

19. SINCLAIR HILLS ROAD AT NEBRASKA AVENUE, APRIL 23, 8:23 P.M.: An eastbound 1995 Isuzu van was traveling at an unknown speed, went off the roadway and into a ditch.

20. 15TH STREET AT 127TH AVENUE, APRIL 23, 9 P.M.: A northbound 1992 Chevrolet turned left into the path of a southbound 1989 Mazda. The Chevrolet driver, a 21-year-old man, was taken to Tampa General Hospital. The Mazda driver, 20-year-old woman, and a passenger, a 22-year-old man, were taken to University Community Hospital. The case is pending results from a DUI investigation of the Chevrolet driver.

21. SHELDON ROAD AT LINEBAUGH AVENUE, APRIL 24, 8:15 A.M.: An eastbound 2001 Toyota truck made a right turn into the path of a southbound 1993 Toyota. The Toyota truck driver, a 30-year-old woman, was charged with violation of right of way.

22. COMMERCE PARK BOULEVARD AT TAMPA PALMS BOULEVARD, APRIL 24, 11:17 A.M.: An eastbound 1992 Ford backed into a parked, unoccupied 1997 Jeep truck. 23. NEBRASKA AVENUE AT HANNA ROAD, APRIL 25, 1:46 P.M.: A northbound 1992 Chevrolet turned left into the path of a southbound 2000 Volkswagen. The Chevrolet spun clockwise and hit an eastbound 2000 Mercury that was stopped at a stop sign. The Chevrolet driver, an 88-year-old man, was charged with failure to yield right of way. The Volkswagen driver, a 47-year-old woman, was charged with no proof of insurance.

24. FLETCHER AVENUE AT BRUCE B. DOWNS BOULEVARD, APRIL 26, 8:37 A.M.: A westbound 1990 Mercury rear-ended a 1993 Toyota. The Toyota driver, an 18-year-old woman, said she stopped suddenly because she thought there was a small animal in the road, and that the Mercury had been tailgating her. The Mercury driver, a 25-year-old woman, said the Toyota driver was intentionally driving too slow. The injured were taken to University Community Hospital.

25. HUTCHISON ROAD AT NASHVILLE ROAD, APRIL 26, 6:20 P.M.: A southbound 1997 Nissan rear-ended a 1999 Toyota. The impact pushed the Toyota into the rear of a 1995 Jeep van. The Nissan driver, an 18-year-old man, was charged with careless driving.

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