Protecting pedestrians: How this innovative program is creating safer streets
The National Highway Traffic Safety Admiration reports an increase in traffic fatalities over the last two years. However, programs like Vision Zero have been adopted by cities around the country. The mission is to create safer roads for pedestrians, drivers, and cyclists.
Dundee man, 31, killed in semitruck crash on I-4 exit ramp in Osceola County, troopers say
A 31-year-old man was killed in a single-vehicle crash of an overturned semitruck that forced the closure of the westbound Interstate 4 exit ramp to eastbound Osceola Parkway, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Orlando woman killed in crash that closed University Boulevard at SR-417 in Orange County
A 44-year-old Orlando woman was killed and three others were hurt Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash that forced the closure of westbound lanes of University Boulevard at State Road 417 in Orange County, officials said.
Lanes back open after 2 Chicagoans wounded in shooting on Stevenson Expressway, police say
A 46-year-old woman and 20-year-old man, both from Chicago, were driving on I-55 when their vehicle was struck by gunfire, said state police. Both were taken to a hospital “with injuries ... from gunfire,” according to state police. Their conditions were not given.chicagotribune.com
Ask Trooper Steve: can you park on a highway to watch historic SapceX launch?
News 6 traffic safety expert Trooper Steve Montiero answers viewer questions about the rules of the road, helping Orlando-area residents become better drivers by being better educated. News 6 viewers asked Trooper Steve if there was there anything illegal about people stopping on the side of the highway. READ MORE: ASK TROOPER STEVE | WHAT THE HONKHere is what Trooper Steve had to say:Parking or stopping along any limited access highway like SR-528 or I-95 is considered illegal unless its an emergency. This is a parking area, however, during SpaceXs initial launch attempt there was an excessive amount of vehicles in the area. If you plan on looking for a place to watch the launch remember you dont need to fight the traffic when you have us.
Fatal crash investigation in Orange County turns into deadly shooting case
PINE HILLS, Fla. A man found lying in the middle of an Orange County road died from gunshot wounds after the case was initially investigated as a fatal crash, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The man was discovered lying in the road around 3:45 a.m. Tuesday near Woodwind and Merriewood drives in Pine Hills. The FHP then investigated and it was determined that the man had been shot, officials said. Details about the man, including his name, or who shot him have not been released. We just got to the scene where a man was found with gunshot wounds on Merriewood Drive.
Rollover crash slows traffic from SR-408 ramp to I-4
Published: May 26, 2020, 7:09 am Updated: May 26, 2020, 8:10 amORLANDO, Fla. A rollover crash caused traffic backups Tuesday morning in downtown Orlando. The wreck happened on the State Road 408 ramp to I-4 east. The ramp was closed due to the crash, but it was reopened around 7:40 a.m. Details about the crash have not been released. [TRAFFIC: Check conditions for your commute]Watch News 6 and stay with ClickOrlando.com for updates.
Florida woman, 69, killed in crash while her car was stopped in middle of I-75
SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. A 69-year-old Florida woman was killed Sunday night in a crash on I-75 in Sumter County, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The fatal crash was reported around 9:20 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-75 near mile marker 326. The FHP said the womans sedan was stopped in the center lane without its lights on when a car driven by a 57-year-old man rear-ended her vehicle. The Ellenton woman was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers said. Both were wearing seat belts, according to the FHP.
16-year-old driver killed, second teen injured in fiery Marion County crash
Published: May 25, 2020, 7:25 amMARION COUNTY, Fla. A 16-year-old driver was killed and a 17-year-old passenger was critically injured late Saturday in a crash in Marion County, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The fatal crash happened along Southwest 108th Street in Dunnellon. Troopers say the driver was speeding, lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree, causing the car to burst into flames. The teen passenger was rushed to a hospital in critical condition, the FHP said. The victims names have not been released.
Officer, woman injured in Daytona Beach crash, police say
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. An officer suffered minor injuries and a woman suffered a broken rib when she failed to yield to a right of way, causing a crash with the officers patrol car, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department. The officer was responding to a low-priority call for service Thursday just before 9 p.m., traveling down Mason Avenue when a vehicle failed to yield to the officers right of way at the intersection of Jimmy Ann Drive. The at-fault car, driven by Bessie Thomas, drove in front of the officers patrol car, causing a crash, a report stated. The officer suffered scrapes and cuts while Thomas suffered a broken rib. A report said the Florida Highway Patrol would conduct the investigation into the crash due to its severity.
Driver seriously injured in Ocala crash involving pickup truck
OCALA, Fla. A driver is seriously injured after a crash involving a pickup truck in Ocala, according to officials. Ocala Fire Rescue crews said they were called to the scene of the crash near the intersection of West Silver Springs Boulevard and North Pine Avenue around 12:45 p.m. Thursday. Crews with the Ocala Fire Rescue Department, along with help from Marion County Fire Rescue and the Ocala Police Department, had to remove the driver from the passengers side of a sedan involved in the crash after they became trapped. The driver, whose name has not been released, was rushed to a nearby hospital as a trauma alert, officials said. The occupants of the pickup truck were not treated for any injuries, crews said.
Ask Trooper Steve: Are car parades for graduates safe?
News 6 traffic safety expert Trooper Steve Montiero answers viewer questions about the rules of the road, helping Orlando-area residents become better drivers by being better educated. READ MORE: ASK TROOPER STEVE | WHAT THE HONKWhen I first saw the parades happening of course I loved the concept. Whether it was for a graduation, retirement, anniversary, or a birthday celebration the concept and idea is amazing. I know celebrations and having fun is on everyones mind but this is the type of situation where we have to think what if". Technically if we are doing this the right way and the safe way to begin with we can enjoy the specific celebration and not worry about the what if.
Box truck overturns on SR 528
Published: May 20, 2020, 7:17 am Updated: May 20, 2020, 9:27 amORANGE COUNTY, Fla. An overturned box truck slowed traffic Wednesday morning on eastbound State Road 528 in Orange County, according to News 6 traffic expert Trooper Steve. Images from Sky 6 showed the crash, near Innovation Way, blocking the right lane and forcing drivers to use the left lane. Details about the wreck have not been released. Drivers experienced delays in the area.
1 dead in Orange County crash
Published: May 19, 2020, 7:38 am Updated: May 19, 2020, 8:43 amORLANDO, Fla. One person was killed Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash in Orange County, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The fatal wreck was reported around 6:30 a.m. at Curry Ford Road and Bumby Avenue. Orange County Fire Rescue tweeted that the crash involved a car and a van. #AutoAccident with entrapment: Curry Ford Rd/S Bumby Ave. Two vehicles involved, one person trapped in a rollover, heavy damage. pic.twitter.com/0Vqdm0yzn1 OCFire Rescue (@OCFireRescue) May 19, 2020
Wild video: Car crashes through South Florida fence, flies over pool
A South Florida family is okay after an SUV went off the road and flew over their familys pool. It was like an explosion, like a big explosion," the homeowner Carlos Lago told WPLG. From the video you can see the SUV is airborne, skimming the pool, flying through a gate, coming to rest on the street out front. "We would be outside in the pool, like, spending time in the pool. Lago says this isn't the first time a car has come speeding off the street.
Man killed in fiery 3-vehicle crash on I-95
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. A driver died after he was involved in a crash with two other vehicles, causing his SUV to catch fire, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers said a 40-year-old Rockledge man was driving an SUV on Interstate 95 near mile marker 192 around 10 p.m. Sunday when he failed to slow down, causing the front of his SUV to hit the rear of a van. The SUV briefly caught fire as a result of the crashes. The driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, died at the scene, according to the report. The 29-year-old Port Orange man driving the van and the 19-year-old Cocoa woman driving the sedan were not injured.
Is it OK to wear a mask while driving? Trooper Steve lays down the law
ORLANDO, Fla. News 6 traffic safety expert Trooper Steve Montiero answers viewer questions about the rules of the road, helping Orlando-area residents become better drivers by being better educated. [ASK TROOPER STEVE: Click here to submit your traffic question]This is the one thing I was afraid to talk about these days. Im only here to talk about wearing a mask while driving, so be easy on me, Montiero said. He said face mask safety not only has to do with how you wear one, but how you store the face covering when youre not using it. Lets use some common sense and we can get through this mess.Do you have a traffic-related question for Trooper Steve?
Sinkhole causes traffic headaches in Sorrento, deputies say
SORRENTO, Fla. A sinkhole caused traffic problems in Sorrento, according to the Lake County Sheriffs Office. Deputies posted photos Friday of a hole in the westbound lane of State Road 46 near Deerwood Farm Road. Sorrento Sinkhole: The sinkhole is in the westbound lane of SR 46 near Deerwood Farm Rd. Expect delays while deputies establish a detour. https://t.co/Gz3IZcenry 2/2 pic.twitter.com/HM8zS2zxyj Wekiva Parkway (@WekivaPKWYinfo) May 16, 2020Drivers were advised to expect delays and seek alternate routes or avoid the area if possible.