WTSP Channel 10 CBS News reported recently that a Pinellas County accident sent three people to the hospital on Thursday, January 7 and shut down all southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 19 near the intersection of U.S. Highway 19 and Innisbrook Drive.
According to officials with Palm Harbor Fire Rescue, the road remained closed after the accident due to the involvement of a truck containing pool chemicals which spilled onto the roadway, necessitating a hazmat response. At least three were hospitalized, although the extent of injuries is unknown.
Patch reported recently that a man was struck and killed by a motor vehicle along U.S. Highway 301 in Thonotosassa, Florida on Friday, January 8.
According to officials with the Florida Highway Patrol, the victim, a Thonotosassa man 45 years of age, was walking across the northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 301 near Tom Folson Road when the accident occurred between 4:10 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Friday, January 8, 2021.
An SUV driven by a man 65 years of age swung into a merge lane to pass a slower vehicle and struck the pedestrian. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.