Articles Tagged with Pinellas County


PINELLAS COUNTY, FL – A woman died after she was hit by a vehicle in Pinellas County on Saturday night, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

The accident happened as the 66-year-old victim was walking on Park Street North at the intersection with County Road 16 shortly before 6 p.m.  The Florida Highway Patrol said the woman entered the path of a northbound sedan driven by a 65-year-old Nevada man and was struck.

The woman, a Pinellas Park resident, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver of the vehicle was not injured.


PINELLAS COUNTY, FL –  The Florida Highway Patrol said a car wreck in Pinellas County Tuesday night left one person dead and another hospitalized.

A report by WFTS said that the accident happened along Starkey Road shortly before 10 p.m.  According to investigators, a driver lost control of a sedan while speeding northbound and drove off the roadway.

The car struck a wire for a utility pole, then crashed into a block wall, and split in half.  The back half of the car hit a tree and two fences before ending up in a home’s backyard.


LARGO, FL – A rear-end collision in Pinellas County on Friday night left a motorcyclist with life-threatening injuries, Largo Patch reports.

Police responded to the scene on Indian Rocks Road near Bluffs Drive in Largo after the accident was reported just after 9:30 p.m.

Officers determined that the operator of a 2022 Indian Scout motorcycle crashed into the back of a Lexus Rx350 going north on Indian Rocks Road.  The motorcycle rider was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg with severe injuries.  Police said he was not wearing a helmet at the time.


LARGO, FL – A car and a pickup truck were involved in a fatal collision at an intersection in Pinellas County, police said.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, the incident happened in the area of Keene Road and Belleair Road in Largo on May 28.

Largo police said the driver of a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta drove through a red light at about 8:40 p.m. and collided with a GMC Sierra pickup truck making a left turn.


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.

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