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MARION COUNTY, FL  – A driver was injured in a collision with a school bus in Marion County Tuesday morning, state troopers said.

The accident happened in the vicinity of SW 20th Avenue Road and SW 154th Street Road at about 8 a.m., according to WGFL.

The Florida Highway Patrol said a 78-year-old woman was driving a Jeep north on SW 20th Avenue Road when she drove off the roadway onto a grass shoulder.  When she tried to get back on the road, the Jeep was hit by a northbound school bus and the impact sent both vehicles onto the grass.

BREVARD COUNTY, FL – A collision in Mims involving a fire truck and a pickup truck left four people injured Sunday night, reports WOGX.

The crash happened at the intersection of U.S. Highway 1 and Burkholm Road.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a Brevard County fire truck was returning from a call at about 10:30 p.m.  The fire truck was going east on Burkholm Road when it collided with a Ford pickup truck headed south on U.S. 1.

Three firefighters were injured in the wreck, including a 39-year-old who was reported in critical condition.  A 25-year-old male firefighter was listed in serious condition, while the other firefighter sustained minor injuries.

SUMTER COUNTY, FL – State troopers said a pickup truck accident in Sumter County Tuesday morning left a driver seriously injured, according to a report by the Villages-News.

The incident took place on State Road 44 east of County Road 247 near Rutland at about 6:42 a.m.  The Florida Highway Patrol said a woman was driving a pickup truck west on State Road 44 when she lost control of the vehicle and it rotated to the center median.

The pickup then overturned and ended up in the eastbound lanes of the roadway.  The driver, a 64-year-old woman from Lake Panasoffkee, was wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash.

LEESBURG, FL – Authorities said a driver was rushed to the hospital following a high-speed collision in Leesburg on Monday night.

According to the Daily Commercial, a young man was driving a Jaguar at a speed estimated at over 100 miles an hour when the incident occurred at about 6:25 p.m. in the area of Martin Luther King Drive and U.S. Highway 441/27.  The Jaguar collided with a Cadillac Escalade at the intersection and then struck the side of the Northgate Animal Clinic, where it came to rest.  Car parts were scattered throughout the area.

The Jaguar driver, reported to be 18 years old, was extricated from the wreck and flown to Ocala Regional Medical Center.  No details were available on his condition.  A witness said two people in the Cadillac, a man and a woman, did not appear to have been injured.

BROOKSVILLE,FL – The Florida Highway Patrol released details of a fatal pickup truck crash that occurred on Sunday afternoon.

The Suncoast News reports the accident happened on Preston Road at about 3:37 p.m.  According to state troopers, a 54-year-old man was driving south in a Ford F-350 pickup when he lost control of the vehicle near Outback Way.   The pickup went onto the shoulder of the roadway, then collided with  a wooden pole, a mailbox and a utility pole before rolling over.

The driver, a Brooksville resident, was pronounced dead after being taken to an area hospital.

BROOKSVILLE, FL – The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office said a deadly car accident caused a power outage on Sunday.

The sheriff’s office posted on Facebook that the incident shut down Preston Road between Mondon Hill Road and Richbarn Road.  WFLA reported that a driver was killed after crashing into an electrical pole in Brooksville.

The accident reportedly left over 50 people without power in the area.  Utility crews arrived at the scene to repair the damage and restore power to those affected.  Drivers were advised to seek alternate routes.

PASCO COUNTY, FL – A driver died after his pickup truck crashed in Pasco County early Friday morning, according to a report in the Suncoast News.

The 26-year-old victim was driving west on Kitten Trail near Dennis Drive when the accident occurred. The Florida Highway Patrol said the man was negotiating a right curve when he veered into the eastbound lane, over-corrected and lost control.

The pickup truck entered a grass shoulder of the roadway, crashed into a concrete wall and overturned, ejecting the driver.

HERNANDO CO., FL – A single-vehicle crash in the Spring Hill area on Sunday night claimed the life of a Hudson woman.

According to a report by the Tampa Free Press, the unidentified woman was heading west on Spring Hill Dive when she lost control of her vehicle near Newhope Road around 7 p.m. The vehicle served off the roadway and slammed into a tree.

The driver was taken to a nearby hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries later on.

PASCO COUNTY, FL – A driver died after his van was involved in a collision with a tractor-trailer in Pasco County Tuesday afternoon, reports The Free Press.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the two vehicles were going in opposite directions on Bellamy Brothers Boulevard near Johnston Road at about 1:11 p.m.

As the van driver negotiated a right-hand curve in the road, the vehicle entered the path of the tractor-trailer and hit the truck on the left side.  The van then rotated to a stop in the southbound lane.

PUTNAM COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a man riding a moped was killed in an accident in Putnam County Monday morning.

According to WJXT, state troopers responded to the scene in the area of State Road 20 and Wippletree Road in Interlachen after the incident took place at about 11:19 a.m.

Investigators said an SUV and a moped were both headed west on State Road 20 when the SUV struck the rear of the moped.

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