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Archive for the ‘Accidents’

Altha couple hospitalized after crash in Panama City

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor An Altha couple was taken went to Bay Medical Center with serious injuries following back-to-back accidents in Panama City on June 7, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol. Joseph E. Switzer, 74, and his wife, Irmgard, 71,  were at the intersection of Transmitter Road and U.S. 98 […]

Attorney raises questions about Hosford crash

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor The father-in-law of a man whose 2006 GMC Sierra was hit by a deputy’s truck in Hosford Saturday night said the initial report given by the Florida Highway Patrol was inaccurate in failing to show that 26-year-old Travis Strain and one of his passengers were injured. Tallahassee attorney Patrick Murphy […]

Bristol man killed in head-on crash in Gadsden County

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A Bristol man was killed when an oncoming car crossed the center line of the road and struck his vehicle head-on in Gadsden County on May 24, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The fatality was identified as Paul Griffin, 33. Griffin was northbound on SR 267 at 12:14 p.m. […]

Two crashes, two taken to hospital after fleeing suspect speeds into Liberty County

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A Tallahassee woman fleeing Leon County deputies was seriously injured after driving into a tree while a Liberty County Deputy dispatched to Hosford to locate her sustained a cut and bruises when another vehicle pulled into his path and forced him to take evasive action, according to a report from […]

Man dies after hitting tree off CR 12S Tuesday

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a crash on CR 12S in Bristol that left one man dead Tuesday. The driver’s name was not available at press time, but witnesses at the scene said it appeared to be a man in his early-to-mid 40s. The man was southbound sometime around […]

FHP identifies Tuesday evening crash fatality

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Leonard Jack Johnson II, 52, of Bristol has been identified as the man killed in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday evening in Liberty County, according to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol. Johnson died after his southbound Ford Ranger pickup crossed the oncoming lane and hit a tree off CR […]

Truck rollover blocks SR 71 for over two hours Tuesday

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A truck driver carrying a load of gravel through Calhoun County Tuesday morning escaped injury after losing control of a semi just south of Altha on SR 71.  The vehicle overturned and blocked traffic for more than two hours. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Frederick A. Washington, 48, of […]

Bristol man injured in motorcycle crash

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A Bristol man was transported to Bay Medical Center by Calhoun EMS with serious but not life-threatening injuries Sunday evening after a motorcycle crash. David Dwayne Traxler, 51, was traveling north on SR 71 around 6:15 p.m. when he lost control of his Harley-Davidson after failing to negotiate the curve […]

Passenger hurt when vehicle starter crashes through windshield

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A Panama City man has undergone two surgeries and is facing more after suffering a severe arm injury in a freak accident Friday in Calhoun County. John David Bush, 45, was a passenger in a westbound 2017 Jeep being driven by a co-worker, when an eastbound pickup towing another truck […]

Passenger injured when vehicle starter flies through windshield

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A passenger in a westbound Jeep was badly injured when an automotive starter believed to have fallen from a passing vehicle crashed through the front windshield and nearly severed his arm. The Jeep was traveling on SR 20 in Calhoun County just past Reeder Road, heading for the Bay-Calhoun County […]