Articles Tagged with Pinellas County


SEMINOLE, FL – The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly motorcycle accident that occurred in Seminole last week, reports WFLA.

The crash happened late Tuesday night in the vicinity of Seminole Boulevard and Bay Pines Boulevard near the Tom Stuart Causeway.

Investigators said the driver of a Yamaha V-Star motorcycle was going south on Seminole Boulevard at a high rate of speed at about 11 p.m.  The motorcycle hit a guardrail and the rider was thrown from his bike.


PINELLAS COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a man in a wheelchair was fatally struck by a vehicle in Pinellas County last Tuesday night.

WTSP reported that the accident happened on 28th Street North near 46th Terrace North in Lealman. According to investigators, the 67-year-old victim was in the middle of the roadway in his wheelchair at about 9 p.m. when he was struck by a pickup truck that was headed south.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.  The wheelchair did not have lights or reflective equipment, state troopers said.  The collision remains under investigation by the FHP.


PINELLAS COUNTY, FL – A man pleaded guilty last week in connection with a fatal crash in Pinellas County on Sept. 3, 2021, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

44-year-old Vaughn W. Mongan was arrested one month after the accident, which happened as he was driving a friend’s Tesla at about 10:15 p.m.  Authorities said he accelerated on Manning Road, went through a stop sign, and drove off an embankment before crashing through a fence and plowing into a home on Caird Way in Palm Harbor.

One of the passengers, the owner of the Tesla, was killed in the crash while the three other passengers were seriously injured.  A 69-year-old woman in the home and her dog also were killed.  An investigation indicated that Mongan was driving at over 100 miles per hour prior to the wreck in a 30 mile per hour zone.  Prosecutors said he was not intoxicated at the time.


PINELLAS COUNTY, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said one person was killed and another injured in a pickup truck accident in Pinellas County Thursday morning.

WWSB reported the wreck took place on a ramp connecting Interstate 75 to Interstate 275 at about 3:10 a.m.

State troopers said the driver of an eastbound pickup lost control of the vehicle while heading toward the ramp’s southbound entrance.  The truck rotated to the side of the road and flipped over multiple times.


PINELLAS COUNTY, FL – State troopers said a man died in a motorcycle crash in Pinellas County on Thursday night, WLFA reports.

The victim was a 19-year-old man from Largo.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol, he was riding his motorcycle west on Roosevelt Boulevard at about 9:20 p.m. when he failed to negotiate a curve and lost control on the exit ramp to Ulmerton Road.  The motorcycle went off the roadway and then off an overpass, and the rider was ejected from the bike.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead after being transported to an area hospital.


INDIAN SHORES, FL – A man died after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed in Pinellas County Thursday night, WFLA reported.

The accident happened in the City of Indian Shores in the area of Gulf Boulevard and Park Boulevard Bridge.  According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, 45-year-old Kevin Meade was riding a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound at a high rate of speed and crashed into a guard rail.

Meade was ejected from the bike and was pronounced dead at the scene.


PALM HARBOR, FL – The Florida Highway Patrol said a boy on a bicycle was struck and killed by a pickup truck on Sunday in Palm Harbor.

The accident happened along US-19 near Grand Cypress Boulevard, according to the Tampa Free Press.

The FHP said that a Dodge pickup towing a boat trailer was headed north on US-10 when the driver passed slowing traffic and took evasive action to avoid a collision with another vehicle.  The pickup went onto the shoulder of the roadway, where it struck an 11-year-old boy riding his bicycle on the sidewalk.


PALM HARBOR, FL – A man died after his motorcycle was involved in a collision with a car in Palm Harbor last week, reports WTSP.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the motorcyclist was riding north on U.S. 19 Wednesday when the accident occurred at about 8:45 p.m.

State troopers said the motorcycle rider was trying to pass a northbound sedan near Pine Ridge Way when the bike crashed into the back of the car.


EAST LAKE, FL – Authorities say an accident in Pinellas County on Thursday morning injured three bicyclists from Palm Harbor, all in their 60s.

The Tampa Bay Times reports the collision took place on East Lake Road near Trinity Boulevard at about 8:30 a.m.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 16-year-old New Port Richey girl was driving a sedan south on East Lake Road when she stopped in the left turn lane and turned into the path of two bicycles, a tandem and a single-rider bike.

The bicycles, which had been going north in a designated bicycle lane, collided with the right side of the sedan.  A 65-year-old man and a 61-year-old woman who were on the tandem bicycle and a 64-year-old man riding alone were all seriously injured and hospitalized.  The driver of the car was not injured.


PALM HARBOR, FL – Two people were killed and another was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash in Pinellas County Saturday morning.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, a 32-year-old man from New Port Richey was driving a Hyundai Accent north on Bentley Drive. He approached and stopped at an intersection at Alderman Road.

Meanwhile, an 18-year-old man from Palm Harbor was headed eastbound in a Ford Mustang on Alderman Road at a high rate of speed. As the Hyundai driver turned left at the intersection, he was struck on the driver’s side by the Mustang.

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