Category: fatalities

BLACK BOX ♦ Truck in Fatal Crash Lacked Recorder ♦ Truck driver may have been on cell phone

Federal investigators say there was no electronic recorder on a truck that crossed the median and killed the truck driver and 10 others. A National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) spokesman said, “along with lacking a recorder, the manual log kept by the driver was destroyed in the fire caused by the crash.” The manual log…

TOUR BUS ♦ CHARTER BUS crash in Lake Placid ♦ Highlands County

LAKE PLACID – According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), two passengers were killed and 32 others were injured when a charter bus overturned today after being struck by a car. The crash occurred at the intersection of Lake Francis Road and U.S. 27 in Lake Placid, Florida. FHP said at least five helicopters transported…

TWO MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS in Pinellas County claim three (3) lives near Dunedin / Palm Harbor and Clearwater

PINELLAS COUNTY – According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, a motorcycle collided with a pickup truck at the intersection of Curlew and Fisher Roads near Dunedin. The biker was not wearing a helmet and ejected off the bike. He was transported by EMS to Mease Countryside Hospital and was pronounced dead around 7:30 a.m….

FATAL BUS CRASH – NTSB finds array of “startling problems” causing bus crash – SAFETY INSPECTIONS

NATIONAL – According to the NTSB, “A punctured tire caused the bus crash that killed seventeen (17) people heading to a church retreat last year. The investigators also uncovered many other startling problems with the bus company, the driver and the safety inspections that allowed the bus to stay on the road.” Many federal agencies…

ULTRA LIGHT PLANE CRASH off John’s Pass in Boca Ciega Bay – Resulting in two fatalities – Treasure Island – Madeira Beach

PINELLAS COUNTY – Two men are confirmed dead in the crash of an Ultra-light aircraft that went down in Boca Ciega Bay off John’s Pass, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. The Coast Guard was contacted shortly after 9:30 a.m. by someone who saw what looked like an airplane heading toward the water off…

ROLL OVER CRASHES – cause fatalities & serious injuries in the United States including FLORIDA

Every year in the United States, more than 10,000 people are killed in rollover accidents, and some 24,000 more are seriously injured. SUVs and pickups are the most rollover-prone vehicles. Some say that tougher standards and more rigorous testing are urgently needed. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s report published in 2008 – Roof Strength…