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Clearwater Fatality on US 19

April 25, 2016 - Janelle Osborn was killed when her vehicle was struck on the driver side by a vehicle driven by Charles Templeton northbound on US 19. Templeton reportedly veered off the road, onto the shoulder, and into the side of Osborn's vehicle, which was...

Woman Dies in Rear-End Crash

April 15, 2016 - Audrey Oberg died after being ejected from a vehicle in which she was riding as a passenger after the vehicle was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by Christopher Bennett on Bruce B. Downs Blvd near Legacy Blvd in Wesley Chapel. The driver of a vehicle...

New Law Adds to Hospital Billing Transparency

A new law in Florida gives patients receiving treatment in a hospital facility the right to request a good faith estimate of reasonably anticipated charges for the treatment of their condition. Hospitals in the bay area charge wildly different amounts for the...

Tips to Avoid Wrong Way Drivers

The recent death of a Hillsborough County deputy reminds us that wrong way drivers can be a deadly problem. Most wrong way driving accidents involve drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs or who are elderly or inexperienced. The Safe America...

Red Light Camera Repeal Fails

We applaud the bill submitted by Senator Jeff Brandes to outlaw red light cameras. A recent study by the Florida Department of Highway Safety shows that intersections with red light cameras have more accidents, including more fatal accidents. Under the guise of public...

No-Fault Insurance Repeal Fails

An effort by Senator Jeff Brandes to repeal Florida's outdated no-fault automobile insurance law failed in this year's legislative session. The bill would have repealed Florida's no-fault insurance and would have required Florida drivers to maintain a minimum of...

Clearwater Scooter Crash

March 29, 2016 - David Patterson was injured when he crashed his scooter into an SUV driven by Jillane Vos on Belcher Road just north of Drew Street. Patterson was reportedly headed north on Belcher Road when Vos pulled out of a convenience store parking lot in front...

Palm Harbor Head-On Crash Alt 19

March 9, 2016 - Two drivers were seriously injured in a head-on crash that occurred on Alt 19 south of Klosterman Road. The northbound vehicle reportedly swerved into the southbound lane and struck a vehicle that was headed south. The accident tied up traffic on Alt...

Palm Harbor PSTA Pedestrian Accident

February 12, 2015 - Marcia Oder was walking in a marked crosswalk in the Publix parking lot on East Lake Road when she was struck and dragged by a PSTA connector bus driven by Nikolay Plentnev. PSTA stands for Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority. It is a public agency...