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PASCO COUNTY, FL – Authorities said a crash in Pasco County last week left an elderly driver dead and another motorist injured.

According to Pasco News Online, two vehicles collided in the area of Little Road and San Miguel Drive at about 8 a.m.

An investigation indicated that the driver of a Kia Forte was headed north just before 8 a.m. when she made a left turn in front of a southbound Ford Crown Victoria at the intersection.  The vehicles collided and both spun out following the impact.  The Ford hit a utility pole on the shoulder of the road.


NEW PORT RICHEY, FL – New Port Richey police responded to the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident that took place on Thursday morning, reports the Tampa Free Press.

The incident happened in the area of US Highway 19 and Green Key Road.  According to police, a man walking east on the highway from the center median at about 7:25 a.m. was hit by a vehicle heading north in the middle lane.  The pedestrian died after after being taken to Bayonet Hospital.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene, police said.  So far there have been no criminal charges in the case.


PORT RICHEY, FL – A pedestrian accident claimed the life of a woman in Pasco County last week, police said.

Pasco News Online reported details of the crash that occurred early Christmas morning in the area of US 19 and Grand Boulevard in Port Richey.  Police responded to the scene after being notified of the incident shortly after midnight.

According to Port Richey Police, two women had left a bar in the area and were walking to a gas station at the intersection.


PORT RICHEY, FL – Police in Port Richey said a driver who may have been impaired was injured in a car wreck last week.

In a Facebook post, police said officers were called to the scene Dec. 1 at the intersection of US 19 and Grand Boulevard at about 1 a.m.

A preliminary investigation indicated a 24-year-old man was driving south on US 19 at high speed and lost control while trying to pass vehicles that had stopped at a red light.  The vehicle struck a curb near a gas station and crashed into a concrete pole, causing the vehicle to spin and roll over.


NEW PORT RICHEY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal hit-and-run accident that took place in Pasco County on Monday night.

A report by WFLA states that a woman was attempting to walk across Shamrock Drive at about 8 p.m. when she was struck by an eastbound vehicle near Nimmer Drive.

The victim, a 70-year-old New Port Richey resident, was pronounced dead after being taken to an area hospital.


Golf carts are now permitted to cross one of the area’s busiest roadways in New Port Richey, U.S. 19.

The city of New Port Richey began allowing crossings on U.S. 19 and Gulf Drive in July.

Since numerous golf cart users wanted more access to the downtown area as well as other places east of U.S. 19, the city made the change.

Following a traffic analysis, the state had to grant the city approval to permit the crossing. The installation of golf cart signs at the intersection was subject to permission.

Untitled-design-55-200x300However, it does raise some safety issues because of the high speeds and frequent accidents on U.S. 19 in Pasco County.

It is advised for golf cart users to wear their seatbelts and make sure their blinkers are fully functioning before they attempt to cross U.S. 19.

New Port Richey is also developing a crossing at Marine Parkway that would allow golf cart users from Gulf Harbors to cross U.S.19.

The golf carts travel across the major roadway like any other vehicle, abiding by the same traffic regulations as regular motorists.

U.S. 19 in Pasco County is considered one of the most dangerous stretch of roadways in America, so it will certainly be interesting to see how adding golf carts to the mix will play out.

A car can easily overtake a golf cart, and crossings can be hazardous. Additionally, given that cars and trucks move much more quickly than golf carts do on the road, drivers must take extra caution to avoid hitting cars, trucks, motorcycles, delivery vehicles, bikers, and even pedestrians.

Golf cart collisions can be fatal or cause a variety of serious injuries. The following are some of the most frequent injuries:

  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Spinal cord trauma
  • Knee injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Burns
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Amputations
  • Wrongful death

Our New Port Richey Personal Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton proudly represent injured passengers, pedestrians, and motorists hurt in golf cart accidents. We can provide a thorough and completely free legal review of your injury claim and help you pursue the settlement you deserve. Continue reading


NEW PORT RICHEY, FL – A motorcycle and an SUV were involved in a deadly collision at an intersection in Pasco County Tuesday morning, reports WTVT.

The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene at Trouble Creek Road and Whitetail Lane in New Port Richey.

According to the FHP, the driver of an SUV going eastbound on Whitetail Lane stopped at the intersection.  The vehicle then turned into the path of a motorcycle that was speeding in the eastbound lanes of Trouble Creek Road, and the vehicles collided.


NEW PORT RICHEY, FL – Police said a motorcycle rider was killed in an accident in New Port Richey on Monday night, Patch reports.

The incident occurred as the man was riding his motorcycle south on U.S. 19 at about 8:12 p.m. Police said he lost control of the bike while traveling at a high rate of speed and crashed near Green Key Road.

The 39-year-old victim was pronounced dead after being transported to Bayonet Point Hospital.   During the course of the investigation, police said a woman driving a car drove onto a curb, went through police tape and ran over evidence from the motorcycle wreck.


PORT RICHEY, FL – A collision in Pasco County Monday morning killed a man riding a motorcycle, Pasco News Online reports.

The accident took place on Ridge Road near Stirling Road in Port Richey.  The Florida Highway Patrol said a 21-year-old Port Richey woman was driving westbound in the outside lanes when she changed lanes.  Her vehicle crashed into a motorcycle and the rider was thrown from the bike.  The car rotated and rolled over.

The motorcyclist, a 20-year-old Port Richey man, was pronounced dead after being taken to an area hospital.


NEW PORT RICHEY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a car and a motorcycle were involved in a deadly collision in Pasco County on Monday morning.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, the incident took place at the intersection of Broadmoor Road and Rowan Road at about 11:15 a.m.

The FHP said a 24-year-old New Port Richey man was driving a sedan east on Broadmoor Drive when he turned into the intersection and struck a motorcycle that was going south on Rowan Road.

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