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Bizarre Wood Chipper Tragedy Results in Worker Decapitation

Miguel Vargas had been working as a member of a tree-trimming crew for the past seven years. Despite years of experience working with dangerous equipment, Vargas met his untimely demise in a fatal accident with a wood chipper while working in a suburban Tampa neighborhood. Some may jump to the common conclusion of a man […]

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USF Loses Model Student to Hit-and-Run Accident

Tampa, FL – USF graduate student of the Molecular Medicine Department, Kayoko Ishizuka, was killed instantly when an unknown driver struck her as she was riding her bicycle home from the lab late on Saturday night. The driver fled the scene of the fatal accident. Robert Deschenes, Kayoko’s mentor of seven years, calls the tragic […]

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Tragic Polk County Car Crash Leaves One Dead, Five Hurt

An auto accident involving two vehicles occurred on Tuesday morning around 8:30am outside of Mulberry, Florida, near the Polk-Hillsborough County border. The driver of a 1998 Ford Explorer, proceeding westbound, passed a car illegally on CR-640. The driver, identified as 19-year-old Timothy Hammock, crossed the double yellow line in an attempt to overtake a slower […]

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Motorcycle Rider Critically Injured in St. Pete Crash

St. Petersburg – 34 year-old Gary Paul Thomas lost control of his motorcycle and crashed on St. Petersburg city streets on Tuesday afternoon around 5:45 p.m. The rider was thrown from his 2009 Suzuki motorcycle when he lost control after attempting to make a hard left turn at the corner of 24th Street North and […]

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Car Crashes Into Pond; Driver is Saved by Brave Citizens

Clearwater, FL – A normal commute for a driver on State Route 580, near McMullen Booth Road, quickly turned into a life-threatening, submerged automobile rescue scene. Around 3:15PM, an unidentified male driver veered off of the road and crashed into a retention pond.  The car barreled through a fence on its way into the pond […]

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Bicyclist Stuck and Killed: Accident Brings Area’s Bicycle Fatality Count to Six in Summer of 2010

Tampa, FL – 53-year-old bicyclist, Diane M. Vega of 306 South Habana Avenue, was struck and killed by an SUV while waiting on a sidewalk for a crosswalk signal to change. Vega is the sixth bicycle fatality in Hillsborough County since July 29th, and the fourth to occur in the city of Tampa.  The accident […]

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