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Elderly driver injured in hit-run crash at Clearwater post office

CLEARWATER

Woman injured in hit-run crash at post office

An elderly woman was seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident Tuesday afternoon on Belcher Road near Rainbow Drive. According to police, Ellen Sweeney, 79, of Largo was traveling south on Belcher at 12:30 p.m. when a Dodge pickup truck turned into her path as it tried to enter an "exit only" area of the post office at the corner of Belcher Road and Rainbow Drive. Authorities said Sweeney was not able to stop and her car hit the rear of the truck, traveling another 200 feet before crashing into a sign near Rainbow Drive. According to police, the truck continued through the parking lot and left the scene. Sweeney was flown to St. Joseph's Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Authorities describe the truck as a silver or gray 2005-2006 Dodge pickup truck with tinted windows that has damage to the rear quarter panel and the back end of the truck. Anyone with information about the crash or the vehicle is asked to call the Clearwater Police Department at (727) 562-4200.

Club hopes to honor founders

The GFWC Clearwater Community Woman's Club was started 40 years ago. At this year's Daisy Grant and Fashion Show to be held on March 31 at the Belleair Country Club, organizers hope to honor all charter members of the organization. A committee of three of the original group has been able to contact more than 25 of the original surviving members, but they are still searching for nine missing women. If you think you can help, call Alice Thalheimer, (727) 531-4506.

palm harbor

Vendors sought for Genealogy Fair

The Suncoast Genealogy Society is looking for vendors for a Genealogy Fair to be held on May 28 at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor. Lineage societies, military organizations, ethnic organizations or any groups or vendors seeking to reach people interested in family history are invited to participate. The cost of a table for nonprofit organizations is $10; commercial vendors, $20. To reserve a table, call John at (727) 667-0457 or e-mail John8530@aol.com.

LARGO

Partial closure on Ulmerton Road

The Florida Department of Transportation and CSX will be replacing the railroad crossing surface on Ulmerton Road near 95th Street, and during the process, Ulmerton Road will be closed to both eastbound and westbound traffic from 6:30 a.m. Friday to 8 p.m. Sunday. Westbound traffic should use Starkey Road to East Bay Drive to Seminole Boulevard. Eastbound traffic should use Seminole Boulevard to East Bay Drive to Starkey Road.

TARPON SPRINGS

Home of couple's relative searched

Tuesday evening, Tarpon Springs police were searching the Chesapeake Drive home of a relative of Steve and Flora Georgiou, an elderly Tarpon Springs couple who were killed in their home in January. Story, Tampa Bay

Elderly driver injured in hit-run crash at Clearwater post office 03/15/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 7:54pm]
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