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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.


PASCO COUNTY, FL – State troopers said a driver left the scene of a fatal bicycle accident in Pasco County, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a woman was riding a bicycle Sunday night in the area of Flint Street and Little Road when the incident took place at about 7:30 p.m.  As the bicyclist was headed south on the sidewalk along Little Road, she was involved in a collision with a vehicle going west at Flint Street.

The bicycle rider, a 46-year-old woman from New Port Richey, was pronounced dead after being taken to an area hospital.  A search is underway for the driver of the vehicle, though no description has been released as of yet.


PASCO COUNTY, FL – An 86-year-old man died following a two-vehicle collision in New Port Richey Monday afternoon.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, the fatal collision happened around noon on Ridge Road just east of Regency Park Boulevard.

The man was exiting a private driveway onto Ridge Road when an eastbound driver in a sedan struck the side of his vehicle.


NEW PORT RICHEY, FL – A person was hospitalized with serious injuries after a hit-and-run on Highway 19 early Monday morning.

According to The Free Press, a pedestrian was hit on Highway 19 south of Floramar Terrance around 3:40 a.m.  The driver fled the scene without stopping.

Crews found the victim in the roadway with life-threatening injuries. They were rushed to an area hospital for treatment.


NEW PORT RICHEY, FL – A woman was struck and killed while crossing a roadway early Thursday morning in New Port Richey.

The 65-year-old Port Richey resident was heading west across Rowan Road near Gibraltar Avenue. According to FOX13, a driver in a sedan was traveling south on Rowan when they fatally struck her.

The woman died at the scene of the accident.

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