Tarpon Springs, FL Accidents


'I’m heartbroken': Florida mom speaks out after 2 teenagers die in crash

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A St. Petersburg community is in mourning, after two teens tragically died in a car crash. One other teen was injured. St. Pete police responded to 11th Avenue South early Saturday. Authorities said 17-year-old Niki Killens drove off the road and crashed into a power pole.

Florida man bitten on face by alligator during lake swim

A Florida man’s swim in Lake Thonotosassa took a nasty turn when he was bitten in the face by an alligator. Juan Carlos La Verde, 34, was swimming at the lake outside Tampa when, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the alligator struck. People reported that Mr La Verde was transported to Tampa General Hospital for treatment following the bite. The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission did not share Mr La Verde’s condition but it said that has opened an investigation into the shocking incident.Alligator attacks, while rare, have already claimed multiple lives this year. Two...

Firefighters: 20 residents displaced in Odessa apartment fire

ODESSA, Fla. - A lightning strike likely caused a fire that displaced families in an Odessa condominium complex, Pasco County firefighters said Tuesday. A 911 caller around 4:15 p.m. said lightning hit the Tuscano at Suncoast Crossings complex, sending smoke and fire through the roof of one building. "I was...
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Florida man bitten in the face by an alligator while swimming

MIAMI - An alligator bit a man's face while he was swimming in a lake near Tampa. It happened last Thursday at Lake Thonotosassa which is in Hillsborough County. Fire rescue took the 34-year-old man to the hospital, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission which dispatched a contracted trapper to the lake and is continuing to investigate the incident.

Lightning survivor marks recovery with a permanent reminder

Months after being struck and injured by lightning along with her father, Ashley Moberg got a tattoo to remember the harrowing incident — one she is unlikely to forget even without the fresh ink. John Moberg and his daughter, Ashley Moberg, have fully recovered months after being struck by...
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FHP: St. Pete man killed after failure to stop causes six-car crash in Seminole

SEMINOLE — A 55-year-old St. Petersburg man was killed Tuesday afternoon after crashing into a vehicle, causing a chain reaction of accidents on 102nd Avenue in Seminole. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, which doesn't identify the victims of crashes, the St. Petersburg man was traveling east on 102nd Avenue approaching a stop light at 97th Street North at about 2:15 p.m. FHP reports state he did not stop, colliding with the rear of an SUV driven by a 46-year-old Seminole woman, resulting in a series of crashes involving six vehicles. All six vehicles came to final rest in the roadway, with the St. Pete man suffering fatal injuries at the scene of the crash, according to FHP. It is unknown if he was wearing a seat belt.