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TAMPA, FL – A passenger of a golf cart is at a hospital recovering from critical, life-threatening wounds after they were hit by a vehicle Tuesday. 

According to FOX 13 News, this crash took place around 8 p.m. at the South Malijo Avenue and West Barcelona Street junction. 

Police closed the intersection at the time of reporting and asked travelers to use different routes. 

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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL – The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a hit-and-run collision reported in the Palm River-Clair area Wednesday. 

Deputies arrived at the crash site — the River Bay Drive and River Point Drive junction — before 5:30 p.m. It is not immediately clear what caused this crash and if anyone was injured. 

In addition, officials did not provide a description of the suspect or their vehicle. 

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DOVER, FL – The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office was summoned to a hit-and-run collision reported at the Bogaert Road and East Wheeler Road junction Monday. 

Deputies arrived at the scene before 6:30 p.m. They launched an investigation but have not released a description of the suspect or the at-fault vehicle. No information regarding the the events leading up to this crash have been provided. 

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GIBSONTON, FL – The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a crash in the U.S. Highway 41 and Palm Avenue junction that injured at least one person Friday. 

Deputies arrived at the scene before 7:30 p.m. 

No additional information, including whether anyone was taken to a hospital and the cause of Friday’s crash, has been provided. 

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BRANDON, FL – The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a collision at East Robertson Street and Margaret Street that injured at least one person Thursday.

Deputies arrived at the scene before 6:30 p.m. Officials have not commented on the exact cause of this crash or specified the number and kind of vehicles involved. 

Updates will be provided should they become available. 

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One of the main complaints from drivers in Tampa Bay this time of year is that traffic is getting worse as the weather gets warmer and more people appear to be out and about.

It is especially brutal around spring break, and some days in Tampa Bay feel like rush hour never ends.

Officials from the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) report that in comparison to the same period last year, there were 300,000 more toll transactions on the Selmon Expressway in January and February.

These numbers do not even reflect the busier months of March and April.

THEA officials claim that the volume of traffic has not only changed, but the times of traffic have changed, too.

Events in downtown Tampa are bringing higher volumes of traffic later in the evenings. Seasonal residents are also back in town as well as tourists, which also add more drivers to the roads.

Officials say traffic patterns on the Selmon Expressway can be similarly seen throughout the Bay Area, from U.S. 19 in Pinellas County to Interstate 4 in east Polk County.

THEA does have projects underway to help alleviate some of this congestion. The goal is to get to the point where traffic does not fall below 40-50 mph even with more drivers on the road.

With the weather heating up and vacations in full swing, Tampa is a hot spot for fun events and tourists alike. People are out and about more than usual, which means more cars on the roads (more traffic). Do not let your good times be ruined by a car accident. Here are some tips for navigating heavy traffic:

  • Give yourself extra time to get to your destination. Try and plan to avoid busy times, if possible. Make sure you allot for extra time in case you do encounter traffic – many people get frustrated and rush when they do not have enough time, which can lead to reckless driving. If you can relax and take your time, then you will be less likely to make risky driving maneuvers that could land you in an accident.
  • Pay close attention to your surroundings. Make sure you have enough distance in front of you to avoid needing to apply the brakes quickly when you encounter traffic. If traffic suddenly stops, you run a lower risk of getting into a fender-bender if you maintain enough space between your vehicle and the one in front of you.
    Steer clear of distractions when driving. Set your station or playlist before you go, or have your passenger operate the radio on your behalf. Avoid using a hands-free headset when you know you will be in traffic, and never text while driving (it is against the law).
  • Keep your cool. Understand that everyone gets caught in traffic and that you have no influence over the situation. Try not to rush things or lose your cool; doing so will probably lead to careless driving. Always remember that reaching your destination safely is more essential than getting there on time.
  • Exit the highway if your anxiety is high. Stressed-out, nervous, or aggressive drivers can become distracted and pose a danger to themselves and other drivers. You can take the next exit, travel backroads, or just pullover to a safe and secure location until you can regain your composure.

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TAMPA, FL – The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office revealed at least one person suffered wounds in a collision in the East Lake-Orient Park district Wednesday.

Deputies arrived at the scene — the Highland Manor Drive and North Falkenburg Road junction — before 6 p.m. They started an investigation and have not provided additional commentary with regard to the events that led to this crash or indicated if anyone needed to be taken to a hospital. 

Our team of new bloggers will post more details when they come to learn more. 

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SEFFNER, FL – A pedestrian succumbed to fatal wounds after they were hit by a train on the railroad tracks along Parsons Avenue Monday night. 

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office told ABC Action News they were summoned to the scene around 11:30 p.m. and declared the victim dead at the scene. 

Deputies started an investigation and have not provided additional details at this time. 

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LARGO, FL –  Largo Police said they suspected a driver of a black 1991 Nissan 300ZX traveling at a high rate when they crashed into a pole Sunday, resulting in their death. 

This single-vehicle collision took place at the Walsingham Road and Shipwatch Drive junction, which is along George C. McGough Nature Park, according to WFLA

Police said they shut down this intersection for approximately three hours before reopening it. At this time, they have not released other details, including the driver’s name. 

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BRADENTON, FL – A 2-year-old toddler was killed after unintentionally getting out of a moving vehicle driven by his mother and getting hit when she put the car in reverse. 

This collision happened around 8 a.m. Wednesday on Anchor Bay Trail at their home, according to MySunCoast

No other details are available at this time. 

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