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Accident report

By MARY ELMORE

© St. Petersburg Times, published May 13, 2001


1. INTERSTATE 75 AT FLETCHER AVENUE, APRIL 27, 5:52 P.M.: A northbound 2000 Kia truck lost control, went off the road and flipped onto its roof. No injuries were reported.

2. FLETCHER AVENUE AT INTERSTATE 75, APRIL 27, 5:50 P.M.: A northbound 1995 Nissan pickup rear-ended a 1997 Ford pickup that was stopped at the bottom of an exit ramp.

3. FLETCHER AVENUE AT HIDDEN RIVER PARKWAY, APRIL 27, 9:45 P.M.: A southbound 2001 Honda made a left turn into the path of a westbound 1997 Honda. The 2001 Honda driver, a 50-year-old man, was charged with violation of right of way and taken to Tampa General Hospital. The 1997 Honda driver, a 39-year-old woman, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital.

4. DALE MABRY HIGHWAY AT IDEWILD AVENUE, APRIL 27, 9:50 P.M.: A westbound 1995 Nissan pulled out of a driveway into the path of a 1995 Isuzu. The Nissan driver, a 23-year-old woman, was charged with violation of right of way.

5. EHRLICH ROAD AT DALE MABRY HIGHWAY, APRIL 28, 4:45 P.M.: An eastbound 1997 Toyota rear-ended a 1973 Dodge truck. The Toyota driver, a 40-year-old woman, was charged with careless driving.

6. BRUCE B. DOWNS BOULEVARD AT CROSS CREEK BOULEVARD, APRIL 28, 11 P.M.: A 1995 Honda backed into a 1995 Chevrolet at a fast food drive-through window. The Honda fled the scene and was later identified by witnesses. The Honda driver, a 17-year-old boy, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident.

7. DALE MABRY HIGHWAY AT NORTHDALE BOULEVARD, APRIL 30, 11:53 A.M.: A southbound 1999 Ford sport utility vehicle rear-ended a 1998 Ford truck, pushing the truck into the rear of a 1993 Honda. The impact pushed the Honda into the rear of a 1986 Oldsmobile. The Ford sport utility driver, a 47-year-old woman, was charged with careless driving. The injured were taken to University Community Hospital.

8. TAMPA PALMS BOULEVARD AT BRUCE B. DOWNS BOULEVARD, APRIL 30, 12:15 P.M.: A 2001 Pontiac pulled into the path of a 1985 Ford truck headed east. The Pontiac driver, a 65-year-old woman, was charged with violation of right of way.

9. INTERSTATE 75 AT BRUCE B. DOWNS BOULEVARD, APRIL 30, 6:35 P.M.: A northbound 2001 Pontiac rear-ended a 2001 Toyota that was stopped for traffic. The Pontiac driver, a 23-year-old woman, was charged with careless driving.

10. FLORIDA AVENUE AT SINCLAIR HILLS ROAD, MAY 1, 3:40 P.M.: A southbound unknown vehicle changed lanes into the path of a 1994 Chevrolet truck. The Chevrolet swerved and hit the rear of a 1997 Ford truck, then fled the scene. The Ford flipped onto its left side. The injured were taken to St. Joseph's Hospital. Charges are pending.

11. INTERSTATE 75 AT BRUCE B. DOWNS BOULEVARD, MAY 1, 6:14 P.M.: A northbound 2000 BMW rear-ended a 2000 Subaru, pushing the Subaru into the rear of a 1996 Honda. The BMW driver, a 50-year-old woman, was charged with careless driving.

12. DALE MABRY HIGHWAY AT VAN DYKE ROAD, MAY 2, 5:46 P.M.: A southbound 1994 Saturn swerved to avoid other traffic and rear-ended a 2000 Ford truck. No charges were filed.

13. EHRLICH ROAD AT DALE MABRY HIGHWAY, MAY 2, 8:39 P.M.: An eastbound 2000 Volkswagen made a U-turn into the path of a westbound 2001 Land Rover. The Volkswagen driver, a 30-year-old woman, was charged with failure to yield right of way.

14. TAMPA PALMS BOULEVARD AT BRUCE B. DOWNS BOULEVARD, MAY 2, 9:45 P.M.: An eastbound 1997 Nissan truck rear-ended a 2001 Toyota sport utility vehicle. The Nissan driver, a 19-year-old man, was charged with careless driving.

15. INTERSTATE 275 AT BEARSS AVENUE, MAY 2, 11:05 P.M.: A northbound 1993 Ford truck rear-ended a 1997 Nissan that was stopped at a red traffic signal. The Nissan driver, a 23-year-old woman, was taken to University Community Hospital.

16. BRUCE B. DOWNS BOULEVARD AT CROSS CREEK BOULEVARD, MAY 3, 12:11 P.M.: A northbound 1993 Ford rear-ended a 2001 Toyota truck. The Ford driver, a 33-year-old woman, was charged with careless driving. The Toyota driver, a 34-year-old man, complained of neck and back pain but refused treatment.

17. INTERSTATE 75 AT FLETCHER AVENUE, MAY 3, 6 P.M.: An unknown vehicle changed lanes into the path of a northbound 1994 Nissan. The Nissan spun out of control and hit the side of a 1997 Toyota van. The unknown vehicle, described as a box truck, fled the scene. The Nissan driver, a 20-year-old woman, was taken to University Community Hospital.

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