Monday, March 18, 2013
The boy, who was not in a child restraint seat, was thrown from the vehicle, which was traveling on Interstate 4, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
A 4-year-old Lakeland boy was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital in serious condition Sunday night, after the pickup truck he was riding in flipped over, the Ledger reports. Yahel Cruz was thrown from the 2001 Chevrolet, driven by Osbaldo Cruz, 32, of Lakeland. The accident occurred on McIntosh Road, when a rear tire below out on the vehicle, according to a media report from the Florida Highway Patrol. The boy was not in a child restraint seat. The other passengers were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, according to the Ledger. They were identified as: Hilaria Perez, 31, Yury Parras, 9, Judith Parras, 12, and Yajaira Cruz-Perez, 1, all of Lakeland.
Monday, April 9, 2012
The Valrico driver reportedly had no memory of what happened just before the accident, in which her car veered off the road at Brandon Boulevard (State Road 60) and Kings Avenue and struck a TECO utility pole, water pump and Einstein Bros. Bagels sign.
For trooper E. Millan-Cintron, it was business as usual early in the morning April 9, as he bought a cup of coffee at the RaceTrac service station to start the day. Minutes later, traveling west on Brandon Boulevard, east of Kings Avenue, the trooper said he saw some sparks — and then road lights going off one by one. “Okay, this is not right,” he reported thinking. “I drove a little closer and saw the car.” That car, a 2002 Chevy Impala, was driven by its sole occupant, Kristi Jeanette Menendez, 48, of 1105 Soaring Osprey Way, Valrico, who reportedly suffered minor injuries in the accident. The crash split a TECO utility pole and light support and caused damage to a back-flow water pump and Einstein Bros. Bagels sign, the trooper said. …
Kings Avenue north of Brandon Boulevard (State Road 60) is opened for traffic but the right-hand turn lane remains closed after the crash affected a TECO power line.
Update: 11:02 a.m. — Follow-up story has been posted. Trooper: Driver Had No Recall of Brandon Kings Avenue Accident. Update: 10:06 a.m. — Kings Avenue, north of Brandon Boulevard (State Road 60), is open for traffic but the right-hand turn lane remains closed, from about the Dairy Queen to the Einstein Bros. Bagels corner. A back-flow water pump, an Einstein Bros. Bagels sign (not the large one, a smaller one) and a TECO power line were affected. TECO is making repairs to the power line, which was split. The sole driver was taken to the hospital because she did not remember what happened before the accident. Florida Highway Patrol identifies the driver as Kristi Jeanette Menendez, 48, of 1105 Soaring Osprey Way, Valrico. Brandon Patch is…
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Dedric Lynell Bynum, 21, was hit by a BMW at 2:21 a.m. and died in hospital.
A pedestrian died this morning, Oct. 13, after he was hit by a car on U.S. Highway 92 at Falkenburg Road in Brandon. Dedric Lynell Bynum, 21, was walking along Highway 92 at 2:21 a.m. when he entered the intersection at Falkenburg just west of the crosswalk, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. A BMW driven by Harold Lewis Thomas of Tampa was heading west on U.S. 92 when the vehicle hit Bynum. As a result of the collision, Bynum was thrown across the road coming to rest in the southwest corner of the intersection. Bynum, a Tampa resident, was taken to Tampa General Hospital in critical condition. He died this morning at 6:51 a.m. The incident remains under investigation.