Articles Tagged with Hernando County

BROOKSVILLE, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol was at the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident in Brooksville on Thursday night.

According to The Free Press, a woman was struck by a pickup truck near the intersection of East Jefferson Street and Asmara Street shortly before 8:30 p.m.

State troopers determined that the 72-year-old victim was walking east across the intersection of Asmara Street when she was hit by the pickup truck that was heading north.

BROOKSVILLE, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a driver died after crashing into a home in Hernando County Wednesday morning.

According to WFTS, the accident happened on Fulton Avenue near Fox Sparrow Avenue in Brooksville shortly before noon. State troopers determined that a 57-year-old man was speeding in a Toyota Prius while heading west when he lost control of his car on a curve in the road.

The car went off the roadway, hit an embankment and a tree, and then plowed into a home on Fulton Avenue before catching fire.  The motorist, a Port Richey resident, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Two people in the house were not injured.

HERNANDO COUNTY, FL – A motorcyclist died following an accident on Ayers Road in Hernando County late Wednesday night.

According to the Tampa Free Press, the victim was a 41-year-old man from Brookville.  The Florida Highway Patrol said the rider was heading east near Trillium Boulevard when he lost control while negotiating a curve in the roadway at about 10:50 p.m.

The motorcycle entered the grass median and then overturned, state troopers said.  The rider was ejected from the motorcycle and died at the scene.

HERNANDO COUNTY, FL – A single-vehicle accident in Hernando County early Tuesday morning left a driver dead, according to state troopers.

The Suncoast News reports the crash occurred on U.S. 41 near Southern Hills Boulevard at about 2:30 a.m.

The Florida Highway Patrol said a woman lost control of a sedan while driving south on U.S. 41 and crossed the center median.  Her vehicle entered the opposite shoulder, hit a ditch and then crashed into a tree.

HERNANDO COUNTY, FL – A pedestrian was hospitalized last week after being struck by an SUV on State Road 200 in Hernando, state troopers said.

According to the Citrus Chronicle, the incident took place Wednesday afternoon in the area of Wagonwheel Trail and Lance Terrace.

The Florida Highway Patrol said a 37-year-old Hernando man was driving south in a Cadillac Escalade UT when he noticed a truck in front of him stopped and preparing to turn.  The Cadillac driver veered into the center shared turn lane, and the vehicle’s side view mirror hit a woman crossing the street. The driver continued south, went onto a shoulder, overturned and struck a stop sign and sidewalk railing.

HERNANDO COUNTY, FL – One person was killed and several others were injured when their vehicles collided in Hernando County on Sunday morning, reports the Citrus County Chronicle.

The incident took place near the intersection of U.S. 98 and Lake Lindsey Road at about 11:12 a.m.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a man driving a van was approaching the intersection and entered the path of a pickup truck under a flashing red traffic signal.  The pickup truck crashed head-on into the left side of the van, causing the van to collide with a tree.

The van driver, a 67-year-old man from Inverness, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The 32-year-old Brooksville man driving the pickup truck and his four passengers, a woman and three children, sustained minor injuries.

HERNANDO COUNTY, FL – A 52-year-old man from St. Petersburg was hit and killed by a driver in an SUV in Brooksville early Thursday morning.

Around 5 a.m., a 58-year-old Ridge woman was traveling westbound on Cortez Boulevard (SR-50) in a Dodge Durango. She struck the man as he was in the roadway near Cedar Lane, reports The Free Press.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

OLDSMAR, FL – A 6-year-old girl was killed, and her mother and sister were injured, after all three were struck by a driver at an intersection in Oldsmar Saturday evening.

According to the Tampa Free Press, a 40-year-old woman and her two daughters, ages 10 and 6, were attempting to cross the street at the intersection of West St. Petersburg Drive and Bayview Boulevard.

A driver in a Nissan Altima was traveling westbound on West St. Petersburg Drive when he struck the three as they entered the roadway.

SPRING HILL, FL – A person was struck and killed by a driver in a pickup in Hernando County Thursday morning.

According to FOX13, the bicyclist was hit around 5:30 a.m. on County Line Road near Broad Street. A driver in a Ford F250 was heading south in the turn lane of Broad Steet when they crashed into the person, claiming they did not see them.

Authorities closed down the roadways while investigating the fatal crash.

HERNANDO COUNTY, FL – A 67-year-old died and two others were seriously injured after a crash on US Highway 19 Friday.

According to Sun Coast News, the collision happened at the intersection of US 19 and Happy Days Drive.

An SUV driven by an 18-year-old with a 67-year-old passenger, both from Weeki Wachee, was stopped at the intersection. A 25-year-old male from Crystal River was traveling in a sedan southbound on the highway when he turned into the path of the SUV, striking the vehicle.

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