Articles Tagged with Ocala

OCALA, FL – Two people were hospitalized Saturday when a semi truck hauling a tank of water overturned and struck a passenger vehicle in northeast Ocala, ClickOrlando reports.

Emergency responders were called to the 2400 block of NE 14th Street at about 3:25 a.m. that morning. They extricated the passenger vehicle’s driver from the wreckage and transported that individual and the truck’s driver to an area hospital. The extent of their injuries remains unknown at this time.

The water the truck had been transporting was safe to drink and consequently was not considered an environmental hazard.

OCALA, FL – A multi-vehicle crash in the Silver Springs area left two people injured on Wednesday afternoon.

According to a report by WCJB, the crash involved two Ford SUVs and happened at about 2:30 a.m. along East Silver Springs Boulevard.

Officers discovered one of the vehicles was rolled onto its roof at the scene. Two people in one of the vehicles were transported to a local hospital with unspecified injuries.

OCALA, FL – One 15-year-old was killed and another was seriously injured in a wrong-way crash in northeast Ocala early Tuesday morning.

According to a report by WFTV, the crash occurred at the intersection of Northeast 14th Street and Northeast 25th Avenue at about 5:15 a.m.

Officers say two 15-year-olds were on Northeast 14th St. when their Toyota sedan veered into the oncoming lanes and collided with a Mitsubishi.

OCALA, FL – A collision involving multiple vehicles in West Ocala Wednesday morning left two people injured, WCJB reports.

The accident happened at about 9:30 a.m. along Southwest Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue near the Ed Croskey Recreation Center.

First responders discovered two vehicles severely damaged at the scene. Both drivers were taken to a nearby hospital, one with serious, potentially life-threatening injuries.

MARION COUNTY, FL – A woman died after being hit by a garbage truck along south US-441 Saturday morning, reports the Ocala StarBanner.

A 51-year-old man from Ocala was driving a garbage truck southbound on US-441 on the inside lanes near SE 172nd Road. A pedestrian was attempting to cross the roadway just after a hillcrest when the truck hit her.

The victim was identified only as a 21-year-old woman from Holiday. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

OCALA, FL – Two people suffered critical injuries after being involved in a collision at an Ocala intersection on Wednesday.

According to the Ocala StarBanner, a person on a motor scooter was stopped at the traffic signal of Pine Avenue and Silver Springs Boulevard. The light turned green and they made a left turn headed west on Silver Springs Boulevard.

A bicyclist traveling southbound on Pine Avenue crossed the boulevard without stopping. They collided with the motor scooter at the intersection.

MARION COUNTY, FL – A man died after he was struck by a driver in a pickup while riding a mini-bike in Marion County Monday morning.

According to the Ocala StarBanner, the crash happened near Northeast 42nd Street and Northeast 16th Avenue around 6:40 a.m. A driver in a pickup was headed westbound when he collided with the eastbound mini-bike and fled the scene.

34-year-old Justin McCullough of Ocala was arrested for leaving the scene of a crash involving a fatality.

OCALA, FL – Students were injured after a serious school bus collision in Marion County on Wednesday reports WSVN.

The crash happened as the school bus driver was stopped with the lights activated to let students off near Ocala. As several students were exiting the bus, a 34-year-old driver in a tractor-trailer slammed into the bus.

A total of ten students were on the bus. Five were taken to the hospital, with two of the victims in serious condition.

OCALA, FL – A 90-year-old man was fatally struck by a driver while crossing a road in Ocala on Wednesday morning.

According to News6, Eugene Aldrich was attempting to cross the roadway near the 2200 block of E. Silver Springs Boulevard. A westbound driver was in the outside lane attempting to merge into the inside lane when they struck the man.

The victim was taken to an area hospital where he died of his injuries.

OCALA, FL – Two people suffered injuries after a rollover crash in Ocala Tuesday morning, reports News6.

The accident happened between drivers in a Hyundai sedan and an Acura SUV around 8 a.m. The vehicles collided at SW 60th Avenue at SW 38th Street causing the Hyundai to flip onto its roof.

The driver and passenger of the overturned car were both taken to the hospital with injuries.

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