FHP PRESS RELEASE

Fatal Hernando Crash 8/2/19

A 39-year-old female was fatally injured while riding on a mini bike and traveled into the direct path of a Ford e250 driven by a 16-year-old male. The mini bike was traveling eastbound from the private driveway of 8301 Weeping Willow Street. The e250 was traveling northbound on Weeping Willow Street, approaching 8301 Weeping Willow Street. The minibike traveled into the direct path of the van; as a result,  the van collided with the minibike. The minibike driver expired from injuries sustained during the crash. 

Hernando County SR-50 Roadblock Crash 7/10/19

A 1998 MACK TRUCK BEING DRIVEN BY A 60-YEAR-OLD MALE DRIVER WAS TRAVELING EASTBOUND ON SR-50, EAST OF RICHLOAM CLAY SINK ROAD, WAS NEGOTIATING A LEFT TURN IN THE ROADWAY. SEVERAL VEHICLES WERE TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON SR-50, AND WHILE TRAVERSING THE SAME CURVE AN UNKNOWN SUV WAS PASSING SEVERAL VEHICLES ILLEGALLY. AS THE SUV APPROACHED V-1 IN THE EASTBOUND LANE, D-1 STEERED THE DUMP TRUCK TO THE SHOULDER TO AVOID A HEAD-ON COLLISION. D-1 THEN LOST CONTROL OF V-1 WHICH OVERTURNED, SPILLING ITS LOAD OF LIME ROCK GRAVEL ACROSS THE TRAVEL LANES OF SR-50.

Fatal Hernando County US 19 Crash 7/8/19

Three vehicles were involved in a fatal crash at US 19 and Berkeley Manor Boulevard. Vehicle 1 ( V-1) driver, a 78-year-old female, was traveling southbound on US-19 in the inside lane north of Berkeley Manor Boulevard. V-2 driven by a 60-year-old male was traveling northbound on US-19 in the inside lane.  V-3 with 3 passengers was traveling northbound on US-19 in the center lane. For an unknown reason, V-1 swerved to the left and crossed over the center median into the northbound traffic lanes.

Overnight Hernando Roadblock Crash

V-1 was traveling southbound in the outside lane of I-75 approaching the 295 milepost at which point the trailer that was being towed separated. D-1 successfully drove V-1 to a controlled stop on the shoulder of the interstate as the trailer continued southbound for another 166 feet, then rotated and overturned. The trailer then continued traveling southbound for another 215 feet before colliding with a guardrail and coming to final rest obstructing all lanes for several hours.

OPERATION P.E.D.S. (Pedestrian Education and Developing Safety)

LAKELAND, FL – On April 26th from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM, FHP Troopers, Lakeland Police and FDOT Officials joined together to conduct Operation P.E.D.S. along the Memorial Boulevard corridor.

The pedestrian education and enforcement detail (P.E.D.S), has Troopers and Officers observing for pedestrian, bicycle and motorist violations that occur at or near intersections, in an effort to reduce pedestrian and cyclist-related traffic crashes.